III: Once Returned

Created & Performed by: Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum
Video Collaboration: Guillaume Cailleau

In III: Once Returned, we sustain an intensely intimate continual performance for 72 hours, never stopping, our every action – even our breath – scripted and predetermined by a metronome. Surrounded in closeup by a nine camera surveillance system, we submit the temporality of our bodies and selves to a 6-hour cycle of choreography, returning twelve times back the beginning without ever arriving where or how we once were. With us is a heart, stripped of its body, slowly decomposing – unable to return.

III: Once Returned premiered from May 30 – June 2, 2022, as a continuous livestream performance. Visitors were invited to join and rejoin anytime over the course of the three days, taking us with them into their own context.

Presently, we are developing a video installation that incorporates the full 72-hours of footage from nine unique perspectives! Details are forthcoming.

„Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.“