Based on the experience of Anna-Marija Adomaitytė and testimonies of the other fast food employees, the piece questions the physical and social conditions of productivity and their effects on the body.
“I like my light green uniform, its collar and buttons up to my throat. When I wear it, I don’t feel my body ageing. Come as you are – this space is timeless and disease-free. Tender meat and pastel frozen products, yellowish dots of sesame seeds.<….> Golden arches on my ass, Lovin’ Beats Hatin’, back pain is my dino, voluntary servitude, filet-o-fish, filet-o-flesh, accumulated well-being, medicines for mild insomnia. Work consumes my body; love is stronger than hatred. It smells of Alpine Herbs.she was employed as a Crew Member from 17 August 2016 to 31 July 2017”
Anna-Marija Adomaitytė focuses her choreographic research around the different forms of social violence and how the body reacts to them. Born in Lithuania and based in Geneva, Anna-Marija is an associate artist in the residency programme L’Abri. Currently, she develops various dance projects with her company A M A.
With support from Lithuanian Dance Information Centre.
In collaboration with the Lithuanian cultural attaché in Sweden, Finland and Denmark, with the support from the Lithuanian Culture Institute.
Concept, choreography and dance: Anna-Marija Adomaitytė
Sound and light design: Gautier Teuscher
Production & administration: Gaëlle Marc
Diffusion : Olivier Stora
Production: Cie A M A
Co-production: L’Abri – Genève, Emergentia – a platform for emerging choreographers in partnership with L’Abri, TU- Théâtre de l’Usine and l’ADC Genève
Support: la Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, Fondation Fluxum.
Project accompanied by Réseau Grand Luxe
Creators thank the staff of fast food restaurants who shared their work experience for their cooperation.