“workpiece” – a portrait of the body penetrated by the memories of the authoritarian regime and McDonald’s. How does the body, when affected by fatigue, begin to resist productivity? Based on the experiences of fast food service employees, “workpiece” considers work as an alienating and inevitable practice.
“I like my light green uniform, its collar and buttons up to my throat. When I wear it, I don’t feel my body ageing. Come as you are – this space is timeless and disease-free….Tender meat and pastel frozen products. Yellowish dots of sesame seeds. The arches of McDo on my ass. “Lovin’ beats hatin’ ”. Work consumes my body; love is stronger than hatred. It smells of Alpine herbs. She goes to work slowly.”
Born in Lithuania, Anna-Marija Adomaitytė studied Contemporary Dance at La Manufacture (Haute École des Arts de la Scène) in Switzerland. Currently based in Geneva, Anna-Marija is an associated artist at L’Abri – Genève where she develops a choreographic research around the standardisation of gestures and the endurance of the body. Her first solo creation, “workpiece”, was presented in Lithuania, Switzerland and France. In parallel of her choreographic work, Anna-Marija holds Master’s degree in Fine Arts at ECAL (École Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne). She has been selected as one of the Twenty22 artists of the European dance network Aerowaves with her performance “PAS DE DEUX”.