“Four More” is a sequence of stage compositions for four female performers and their bodies, space, sound and light. “Four More” is a second part of Marcin Herich’s quadriptych under the common title “4”.
One of the most famous engravings by Albrecht Dürer is “Four Naked Women” (or “Four Witches”). Four naked women stand in a cramped, empty room. Each of them is positioned differently towards the viewer, and their eyes are directed towards something invisible. Their bodies are heavy. The ideals of beauty are changing, but it seems that Dürer had no intention of portraying the perfect beauties in this engraving. The naturalness and spontaneity of the bodies shown in the picture mean that we do not think about ancient grace, but rather about living nature. In those days, men and women often visited the baths together. Dürer was probably inspired by the women observed there, who could also pose naked for him. (Painting Planet)
Four by analogy with 4 winds, 4 elements and 4 seasons is the number assigned to the earth and, consequently, to people. In the mystical interpretation, the name Adam is associated with what is associated with man, because it consists of 4 letters. (V. F. Hoppe, La Symbolique médiévale des nombres)
Tetraphobia is an aversion or fear of the number 4. This is a widespread superstition in East Asia, incl. in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
Teatr a Part Katowice (POL)
Directed by: Marcin Herich