A BODY AND OTHER OBJECTS is a performance which explores the body as “matter”, as “object”, as “container”. It aims to inquire into and explore the qualities and capacities of this container, questioning the existence of hermetic borders. Through the objectification of a human body, the piece aims to create a poetic yet explorative space which embraces the diversity and ambiguity of the self. It attempts to blur the boundary between body and object, and also between the genres of circus and dance. As a starting point, the work explores hair-hanging as a condition which objectifies the body. The suspended body is placed in relation to another human body as well as other non-human objects, exploring themes such as agency, manipulation, gender relations (through a sometime provocative or nuanced feminist perspective) and exploration of freedom in limits. Inspired by the framework of Object Oriented Ontology and New Materialism, the piece embraces the idea of “performative rigging”: acknowledging the presence and essentiality of the rigging apparatus and exploring the ways in which the interaction with these functional objects transforms the space, the atmosphere and the human gesture. How does one body hold? How can I objectify my body and how can an object become a subject? How can the human body be morphed by the dialogue with an object? What does this metamorphosis speak of?