A synaesthetic performance for 33 light bulbs by Christophe Demarthe, Miodrag Gladović, Angela Hicks, 2000, Bruno Pocheron, Aaron Snyder, Dan Su and Ruth Waldeyer.
Incandescent light bulbs are disappearing from our domestic and public environments, widely replaced by Light Emitting Diodes. Their warm light is soon to be forgotten by populations growing up in colder, more efficiently lit dwellings. In this performance we pay homage to the warm pseudo-spherical devices made of glass, vacuum and tungsten that kept darkness away from us for over a century.
Mehr Licht [Mir so schlecht] explores the fragile sonic nature of the bulbs and displaces the perception of the spectator within a complex synaesthetic space where light sounds and sound flares.
Production: Bruno Pocheron and Heiko Schramm // Guiding light: Nancy Banfi // Thanks to: Marcello Silvio Busato, Emese Csornai, Ian Douglas-Moore, Emma Juliard, Brian Kiel, Claire Terrien // Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance. // Supported by Nikolina Komljenovic / ekscena Zagreb, Tanzhalle Wiesenburg Berlin
Premieres at Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin, 28 – 31 July 2021