”Distant voices” raises these questions based on the idea of the materialising space. A structure of movable objects plays a central role in the performance. It is full of blind spots. As a transformable sculpture it oscillates between being an installation, stage design and an architectural element. It continually shapes and re-shapes the space in which it is presented, segmenting it into accessible and inaccessible, visible and invisible areas. The imagination is invited to travel from a macro to a micro-perspective and back again, between the memory of what it thought it just saw, to the experience of what is actually happening and what it anticipates. The performance indeed challenges, if not confronts, the common notion of intersubjectivity and the desire for mutual understanding – through the encounter with an certain kind of “objecthood”.
”Distant voices” is a performance about space, focusing on the way it shapes the body and its experiences.
Concept & Direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki. Visual artist: Arnaud Meuleman. Dramaturge: André Eiermann. Created & performed by: Andrey Andrianov, Heine Avdal, André Eiermann, Ingrid Haakstad, Arnaud Meuleman, Kayoko Minami, Eivind Seljeseth, Yukiko Shinozaki. Sound design: Roeland Luyten. Sound technique: Mathieu Virot. Technical support: Protocol Room. Production: fieldworks vzw, Heine Avdal. Co-production: STUK (Leuven), APAP Network: BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk) and Pact Zollverein (Essen), Kana Theatrical Centre (Szczecin), CO2 festival (Beirut). In collaboration with: Kaaitheater (Brussel). With the support of: Norsk Kulturråd, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie. Illustrasjon: Arnaud Meuleman.