“Oxy Moron – A Cyborg Utopia”

Belgian Premiere


at kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk

September 4th, 2021 at 18:00

in the course of  the 15th anniversary festival

info & tickets


Photo © Valerie Reding

“Oxy Moron” is a play of multiple selves and their constant, seamless shape-shift between fiction and reality, magic and science, present and future. Using the modern day cyborg as a metaphorical narrative that unites both human appearance and machine-like behaviour, the work juggles with stereotypes and challenges different concepts of a perceived norm. Identities, corporealities and social status pass through a precarious transformation between self-empowerment, self-enhancement, self-optimization and self-deformation questioning the significance of the physical and the human in a digital age.



Artistic direction, performance: Malika Fankha
Makeup/Costume/Stage: Valerie Reding
Makeup on tour: Yannick Zurcher
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. AC/BOY
Technical Direction, Lights: David Baumgartner

Technical Assistance: Andrej Barla
Dramaturgy: Anna Mendelssohn & Denice Bourbon

Dramaturgy on tour: Stefan Roehrle
Outside Eye: Simone Aughterlony

Movement Coach: Asher O’Gorman
Production Management: mollusca Productions
Dramaturgical Production Advice: Marc Streit
Coproduction: FANKS Productions/Malika Fankha, Tanzhaus Zürich, Brut Wien imagetanz Festival

Residency partners: Workspacebrussels/Kaaitheater (BE), Campo Ghent (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), im_flieger Vienna (A), Huggy Bears (A), Counterpulse San Francisco (USA)

Oxy Moron is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia, Stadt Wien Kultur MA 7, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art and the Swiss Embassy in Vienna