echoes of you(s)

(darkness falls inside you, around you, through you)

it begins by coming back: falling into a state in-between sleep and wakefulness, we no longer sort time. a loop of delays, blurring our sense of temporality. our body unfolds an architecture of absence, bridging tenses. we move to remain intimate with the absence. and so, we disappeared into the darkness for a while. you remember that one time (darkness falling) moving slowly inside each other. the trace you left would make a heap of wet matter. we close in, as the darkness moves closer. it doesn’t scare us to think about an end (falling) not knowing if the absence of scare is a distance we’re willing to take. (again) the vague reverberates – the echo remembers (and again)

echoes of you(s) is a collective drift, a temporary dislocation of the subject. it moves inside multi-layered temporalities and durations. patterns erode away, leaving tenuous traces; they make tunnels across time (i think i’m adrift inside them).

How does our perception shift in the dark? How do we perceive (in) darkness?
echoes of you(s) takes place in a fully darkened room, where the visual deprivation enhances the audience’s senses. The darkness is occasionally interrupted by blinding flashes, creating an inverted echo of an image on the retina in the eye. echoes of you(s) puts the audience’s perception and interpretation at stake, exploring the part memory and imagination plays in making sense of the world around us. 

In echoes of you(s) Amina and Gry move together with sculptures embroidered with pulsing fiber optic lights. The obscure objects morph through various shapes and forms, suggesting a plentitude of images and imaginations. An associative soundscape pans between 8 speakers in the room. The continuous dislocation of the origin of the sound disorients the space, and you inside it. This multidisciplinary work explores what happens to our bodies, perception and selves in the dark. 

echoes of you(s) is as much an installation as a choreographed state of mind, a slow research of bodies in constant transformation. echoes of you(s) is a collective drift, ambiguously journeying between the depth of the ocean and outer space, visiting creatures, landscapes, images and fictions of many worlds. This non-frontal and sensorial experience has been presented both in theatres and museums.

With and by Gry Tingskog and Amina Szecsödy
Concept, choreography and sculptures Gry Tingskog
Sound Gry Tingskog and Amina Szecsödy
Sound design consultant Miguel Caldas
Trailer and photos Nemo Hinders
With support from the City of Stockholm and Hessian Theatre Academy

Previous performances:
Weld Stockholm 2021
Höjden Stockholm 2021
Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt 2020
Rough Proposals Festival/Künstlerhaus Mousonturm 2019

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Click to read a review by Thomas Olsson in SvD 2021-04-08 (Swedish)