In this solo performance Erikk McKenzie uses dance and masks in an attempt to stage a contemporary mythology. The performance was developed from the earlier work Cartesian Ghost , a performance inspired by rationalist and positivist ideas, and an attempt to embody the Cartesian bond between thought and identity and dance the story of human progress and destruction.
Why did we create the idea that we were separate from nature?
Can this idea be broken down to the relation between cognition and identity?

Concept, performance and text:
Erikk McKenzie

Stian Skagen (original composition), Clemencic Consort, Hearin´Aid, Nikolay Oorzhar, edited by Erikk McKenzie

Co-produced by:
Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (NO) and Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL) 2009

Thanks to:
Ria Higler (outside eye), Gerardo Gonzalez (residence partner) and Stian Skagen (composer)

Tour 2009-2011:
OT301, Paradiso (I Like To Watch Too), Muiderpoort Theater (Amsterdam), RAS (Sandnes), Dansens Hus (NyNorsk Dans, Oslo), Atlantic Hall (Stavanger).

“thought/i” performed at I Like To Watch Too, Amsterdam. Photo: Maria Zendrera