Teater Bæst wishes to confront its audience with the many hidden and suppressed themes in the modern human being, as well as in the society where it resides.
Eja draws on her own experiences and personal research of the subject – because what are the similarities and the differences between her and a sex worker? What impact and consequences does the individual, in this instance the audience, have on the general shaming or acceptance of the whore in our society?
How can the thinking of Georges Bataille contribute in the post-factual, post-philosophical and post-erotic society? This question is asked by the performer Eja Due (DK) and the concert pianist Eriko Makimura (JP) in this performance where thought is invaded by pure sensing and existence, and only thus finds its possible answers.
“She is lying on the floor, writing. She is wearing a beautiful, creme-coloured shirt and a black pleated skirt. She is young, beautiful and thoughtful. What she is writing on the floor, is quotations from the french philosopher and author Georges Bataille. Prior to this the performer Eja Due has asked her audience, if they have read anything by Bataille. Since no-one answers, Eja begins telling about her relationship to his writing. She has been preoccupied with Bataille for many years and has read several of his works many times. She is accompanied by the pianist Eriko Makimura”