Ejercicios militares para confundir éxtasis con agonía


(Military exercises to confuse ecstasy with agony)

Premier on 6 May 2022 at Réplika Teatro - Centro Internacional de Creación (Madrid)


Ejercicios militares para confundir éxtasis con agonía (Military exercises to confuse ecstasy with agony) deals with the danger of sexual encounters between two or more bodies.  From the mere misunderstanding to the most bloody violence. The sexual encounter brings out this danger in an evident way. In this encounter, bodies offer themselves to each other, allow themselves to be touched, penetrated, invaded, beaten, lacerated. The official representations of sex and the political tools that surround them aim to create the illusion of a world where this danger disappears, through rules and contracts. The theatrical representation is a parallel to the sexual encounter, a body-to-body encounter, where danger is power. To exalt this danger is to exalt the power of the encounter, both the sexual and the theatrical. Which is the danger of the sexual encounter: the rape, the humiliation, the pain? No, the real danger is biological, and that's why religions erect great reasoning structures to protect us from it. That danger is: procreation and disease (as in theatre). When sex is drawn outside the normalised margins, there is the risk of a possible monstrous, abnormal procreation, of a contagious, deadly disease. 


The state of ignorance always harbours a power. A power as delicious as dangerous. This is the state of virginity. Where knowledge does not yet exist in any of its forms. Neither theoretical nor practical. Where only illusion, fantasy, fear are possible. This state of virginity is not unique, it can be repeated thousands of times: each new person, each new encounter, each new practice, each new posture, each new hole, each new place. Where the flesh begins to tremble, knowledge lurks. A new existence. An existence capable of activating parts that allow access to a jouissance and a pleasure. That of knowing. To know, not about the world, not about no one, but of oneself.


From this place, sometimes called "wild", it is possible to go back and forth between the politicization and depoliticization of the sexual relation as many times as one wishes, opening up the possibility of access to this danger and this jouissance from any of the identity constructions as well as from its absence, madly wild.



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