Going Primal

9 April 2021

Going Primal
If we were to strip away of our social skins, what will we discover underneath? 

Going Primal is a physical and ritualistic performative novel by Keren Rosenberg which consists of six chapters of collective performative experiences, that seeks to bring the body back in time, to its primal roots and form: boundless and free.

In a series of six chapters, Keren Rosenberg aims to create cross-disciplinary hybrid performative experiences for her audiences, both in real life and in virtual environments.

The connective element between these chapters is that they all emerge from the same research question: “If we were to be given the possibility to re-create a new space based on everything that we know, what kind of space will it be? Which value system will it hold?” Each of the chapters offer a different experience that reflects on these questions.

Rosenberg plays with the codes and expectations of different social spaces, from nightclub and modern dance theater to rock concert, exhibition space and a virtual rave experience. Rosenberg draws inspiration from her experiences in the punk-rock scene and illegal, outdoor raves in the late 90’s in Israel. Going Primal is influenced by this primal ‘rave’ which arose in the desert. On this journey, she invites soulmate artists of various disciplines and countries to collaborate with her in the creation of transformative universes.


For Moving Futures, Keren will be sharing two chapters from her performative novel Going Primal:

Chapter 2 – Punk Your Spirit 22/4

Chapter 3 – Re-Connect 29/4

Accompanied with live stream sessions of Body-House: 22/4, 25/4 & 29/4