Elena Zanzu



Laureate 2020-2021


What happens when a human body is consensually tied, tortured and manipulated on stage? What reactions – sensorial, emotional and cognitive – occur in a person being manipulated, a person manipulating and a person observing the manipulation? Can we laugh? Is there space for care?

Manipulaciones is a research project around (physical and mental) pain, vulnerability, consent, privilege, care and ethics. The performance is conceived as a method of research that prioritizes the body as a place of knowledge.