It is not what you see, but how you see and when you can't see. The gaps filled with imagination, the sensations storming and informing you, the imprints you hold on to, the drifting of your attention.
A loose thread, a missing link, a connection detached and rewired. Warped, then messed up, to get lost in yet another fabrication. Something moves there, suspended in a near distance.
warp is a sensorial choreographic experience in the dark. Four performers move with reflex weaves that respond to touch with sound (embroidered with conductive threads, connected to a a touch sensor, connected to a Raspberry Pi, a speaker and a power bank), 30 meters of reflex fabric and a soundscape panning between eight speakers. What unfolds is a game with vision and non-vision through how the light is reflected off the materials. This disorienting and multi-sensory journey drifts between organic rhythms, nocturnal metamorphoses, and technological imaginaries.
warp explores the hegemony of vision and the visible which has shaped the arts and the production of reality since the Enlightenment. Through a choreography with darkness, the theatre is no longer an apparatus for directing attention or making visible. Instead, the work asks for a dance that can take place more in the body and imagination of the audience than on stage in front of them. Exploding theatre about appearances, warp orbits around a question of disappearance: how do disappearances appear? When darkness bears metaphorical ties to invisibility and exclusion, warp explores the potent and queer poetics of "being in the dark."
concept by Gry Tingskog
trailer/documentation performed by Rodrigo Andreolli, Am Ertl, Amina Szecsödy, Gry Tingskog
made in collaboration with/original cast Rodrigo Andreolli, Chloe Chignell, Amina Szecsödy, Gry Tingskog
weaves woven by Rodrigo Andreolli, Chloe Chignell, Amina Szecsödy, Gry Tingskog
weaves programmed by Gry Tingskog
sound Amina Szecsödy and Gry Tingskog
light Gry Tingskog and Laura Salerno
camera Quiet City Berlin
editing Gry Tingskog
documentation/trailer produced at LAKE Studios Berlin
warp is co-produced by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. With support from Fonds Darstellende Künste within the program NEUSTART KULTUR #takecare and Kulturamt Gießen
LAKE Studios Berlin (screening) 2022
Weld Stockholm 2021
Tanzfestival Rhein-Main 2021
Theaterlabor Gießen 2020
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