SOFTCORE – A hardcore encounter
At 200 beats per minute hardcore is techno on amphetamines. It is rave gone crazy, the sound of the underdog. It is the high speed body that is as much a part of capitalist society as its resistance.
But, what if dancing so fast can be a way to appropriate speed not for being more productive, but for the opposite: Speed becomes a method for sensations, for eluding controle.
Evolving around hardcore and pornography, camouflage, speed and breaking, the performance questions both the hard and the core in hardcore techno and points to its text(ure) and potential.
The performer dances, speaks, rests, feels, occupies, dances, dances, dances and remains in hardcore.
Lisa Vereertbrugghen (b. 1986 Belgium) is based in Brussels where she makes performances, installations and publications bordering the fields of choreography and sound. Since 2014 she has dedicated her practice to hardcore techno dance and its theorisation as well as the relation between dance, language and understanding.