“The show ‘I Look After’ is a position statement of a single artist. In it, I return to old images that once I had composed and change their form. Thus, I provide nostalgia with a role that is creative, critical, and lively, and I make it face forward. Nostalgia as potential.”
This one-woman-show, performed by Nava Frenkel herself, encourages the spectators to look at themselves and think. The work is made of intricate and amusing wordplay, game-like choreographic structures, and an aesthetic that shifts between the holy and the worldly.
Nava oscillates between various existential modes: human, animate, vegetal, inanimate, between what is ‘here’ and what is ‘there,’ between whatever had been and whatever is now. She brings to life fragments of the past, fragments of acceptance and recollection, but she does not give herself up to yearning. Instead, for her, ‘nostalgia’ is a creative and productive tool, and the past opens the door for abundant opportunities for development.
The spectators accumulate and combine they various codes and keys they receive from the stage. Thus, the spectators “enter” an experience and become full participants.