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Fri 7 Jul 2023
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Joseph Walsh

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Joseph Walsh Grotowski’s Cat Exercise image

MattFlix is pleased to present Grotowski’s Cat Exercise (2017) by Joseph Walsh. Available to watch now online till July 7th.
The Cat is a warm up exercise by theatre director Jerzy Grotowski. The movement of a cat waking up and stretching is played out in parts, pushing the actor to physical extremes and provoking response from the whole person.  Eventually it is performed as one long movement sequence.
The film places this in the context of a person defined as a citizen, as a part of statistics, categorisations and the economy.  The exercise suggests a drop out or failure to be useful in that way, and instead be supple for other kinds of transformation than just an economic liberal one.