This writing is a set of thoughts provoked by the challenge of living in semi-captivity while having a need to practice a live art. Such circumstances require us not to be aseptic, but to keep coping with dirtiness, which is an integral part of performing our creativity, and to keep our bodies in virulently live socializing mode in order to empower the collective body. The virus-related panic may force us to rethink the quality of socializing within the art field as a part of the culture industry, and beyond it. The current devitalization of theatre triggers plenty of questions that may be condensed into a more radical one: can we, at all, practice socialization within the art (as a) field?
Keywords: devitalized theatre, dirtiness, speciesism, biopolitics, self-organizing, performing the desire
Published in Critical Stages/Scènes critiques.