Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
Ready for Love or Seven Fragments of Identity
Ready for Love or Seven Fragments of Identity is an autobiographical piece, based on stories from Nadia Tsulukidze's own life which have been linked with political events. Tsulukidze was born in the Soviet Union and educated in the West, allowing her to draw a geographically fragmented line when constructing a personal history by reflecting on her own historical context. For this performance Tsulukidze employs the strategies of documentary multimedia theatre, using videos, photos, dance and text to construct the fragmented narrative of her own identity. She is at once the author, the performer, and the piece's biographical material, and Ready for Love or Seven Fragments of Identity interrogates the relations between those three roles in the process of creating an identity as a fluid and fragmented body. On stage, the piece is a collage of 'Guruli Marseillaise', soup bubbles, the 1980 Olympics, 'Samaia', Grandpa Brejnev, love letters and politics.