Ideals and restrictions regarding the body have been enforced on us by oppressive systems such as capitalism and patriarchy, which have led to both unspoken rules and enforced regulations over our bodies influencing our interactions and experiences. Post-Organic Bauplan works from a transdisciplinary perspective. Interacting with their robotic prostheses to research an expanded corporeality through dance, they aim to disseminate the social construction of the body as natural, given and unmodifiable.
The pair have recently debuted the last instalment of their performance trilogy, Autotomie. Autotomie centres the creation of a fictional landscape where humans are already used to co-extending their corporealities with non-organic organisms, combining elements of science fiction, posthumanism, biological sciences, dance and robotics. In the wake of this success, we caught up with Maro and Marino to learn more about their concepts, devices and cyborg corporealities.