"tranSfera" is a multimedia performance project started by SUKA OFF in 2007.

The goal of "tranSfera" is to search for non-verbal forms of communication between those in an intimate relationship.  The performers alter the perceived image of body, referring to classical myths and philosophers as well as to the modern information chaos and the manipulation of reality performed by the media and their technologies.

"tranSfera" starts with a woman lying on a white mattress in the pose of sleeping Hermaphrodite. When the man enters her space, it's like if he entered the stream of Salmakis - he begins the ritual of self-alteration. The man and woman try to become one with use of physical and multimedia processes. They replace natural senses with electronic devices to be able to look and sound the same. But the "remixed" version of themselves remains abstracted from their bodies and is visible only in the stream of electrical impulses and light from a projector.

The roles of male and female in "tranSfera" are based on Greek philosophers, who considered woman as the matter - wet, mutable and unbounded, while the man was dry, stable and bounded. In the process of creation man determines the form and woman contributes the matter.
The artists are not interested in the sociological, cultural or political context of this theory. They transfer it into the field of visual arts and replace the traditional "material" and "tool" with the "female" and "male".
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SUKA OFF is a Poland based artist collective existing since 1995. The members of SUKA OFF are Piotr Wegrzynski (founder, visual artist, performer) and Sylvia Lajbig (classical philologist, dramaturg, performer). They have been creating work across visual theatre, performance art, club action, installation, photography, video art and music visuals. SUKA OFF’s work has been presented in theatres, art galleries, clubs and festivals in most European countries, as well as in USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Japan.

 The recurring themes of SUKA OFF art are:
 - human carnality in all its biological and physiological aspects
 - attempt to redefine the gender by blurring the individual attributes / sexual codes culturally arrogated to the male and female
- redefinition of classical myths and philosophical ideas and translating them into modern visual language
- search of alternative and radical forms of communication based on the connection between the living human body and electronic devices
- postindustrial aesthetics, the "clash" between human body and the substance of steel / aluminum / concrete.

more info: www.sukaoff.com