We present a multi-sensory evening out in Theater Kikker. The programme comprises of works by Gaudeamus Award 2016 nominees Anthony Vine and James O’Callaghan and past Gaudeamus Award nominee Emre Sihan Kaleli.
In his work For Agnes Martin Anthony Vine paints a varied aural landscape with intriguing “floating layers” from the sounds of harmonicas and cassette decks evoking the horizontal and vertical lines Agnes Martin. His other work, From a Forest of Standing Mirrors, brings forth repeated, mirrored and fragmented sound constructions, and was influenced by Maguy Marin’s choreography “Umwelt” that features the dancers’ capricious reflections in restlessly vibrating mirrors as they (almost) create a perpetual motion machine.
Gaudeamus Award nominee James O’Callaghan’s AMONG AM A offers an encompassing and extraordinary listening experience. Music and ambient noise fuse as the boundaries between everyday sounds and music continue to blur.
Finally, Ensemble Modelo62 presents a new interdisciplinary work in close collaboration with three young artists – theater maker Luz Lassizuk, visual artist Yolanda Uriz Elizalde, and composer Emre Sihan Kaleli.*
The central idea of this piece is to address to a larger spectrum of the audience’s sensations, seeking to enlarge the horizons of the perception of an artwork. Therefore there is a diversity of components featuring in the work – sound, light, physical gestures, images and smells. The artists aim to establish organic links between these elements, so that they act in an interconnected manner, as actors in a theatre play. The ultimate goal is to create a choreography with these elements so that the audience get involved in a sensory experience.
* This piece is the result of an artistic partnership between Ensemble Modelo62 and Kaleli, as part of the second phase of the grant Nieuwe Makers, co-commissioned by Gaudeamus and with support of the The Performing Arts Fund NL