What She Does

Tactile VJ. Handling Fear. Performance that reinterprets a thriller from the 60´s by making live physical interventions to invade and damage the composition, atmosphere and situation of the scenes. PROJECT WEBSITE.

Author, performer:

Cristina Maldonado

Movement design:

Věra Ondrašíková

Live sound:

Federsel (Tomáš Procházka)


60 min


Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (FONCA)

*Creadores Escénicos Con Trayectoria 2012-2014

Watching a film usually puts us in a receptive but passive role: we follow the plot of the movie and are open to it, but our feelings, reactions and interpretations can not change the film in any concrete way. For instance in this thriller shot in 1960s a woman facing jeopardy, mind manipulation, sadism, coercion and kidnapping; the subconscious reactions of the viewer remain invisible and alienated to the film unless an active witness can materialize them and invades the film with symbolic actions changing the movie physically, affecting what is seen in the frame of the action, resisting, agreeing and commenting the situations and bringing another layer of interpretation into the story and dealing with her own fear, her need to destroy evil and her need to identify with it.

What She Does from cristina maldonado on Vimeo.