Pillow Talk


The voice is surely an uncanny phenomenon. In the digital age it leaves us constantly in doubt, if a person or a non-person is speaking. In this immersive performance, doubt and conviction change roles in the blink of an eye. Spread out on a hilly landscape, audience engages in a conversation with something that is there and not there at the same time. An artificial voice functions as a mediator, a partner and a mirror to one's own.


While conversations are constructed word-by-word, impressions are shared, naps are taken, and time is passed, Pillow Talk is an invitation to suspend eye-to-eye relations and to reposition yourself in direct relation to the non-human.


                                                                                                        ©Elodie Dauguet


Concept, Direction: Begüm Erciyas

Set Design: Elodie Dauguet

Light design: Jan Maertens

Sound design: Adolfina Fuck

Interface developer: Ruben van de Ven

Dramaturgy: Marnix Rummens

Script Collaboration: Adolfina Fuck, Katja Dreyer, Dennis Deter, Hermann Heisig, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias

Production: Barbara Greiner

Artistic Advice: David Weber-Krebs

Research Support: Robert M. Ochshorn, Holger Heissmeyer, Ewa Bankowska, Jozef Wouters, Diego Agulló, Vincent Roumagnac, Taro Inamura, Michael Spranger 


A production by Begüm Erciyas and Platform 0090

Supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Program

Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, STUK Leuven, Next Festival , PACT Zollverein Essen, Centre Dramatique National Nanterre-Amandiers

Research Support: wp-Zimmer Antwerp, kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk, Q-O2 Brussels, Saison Foundation Tokyo

Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Flemish Community, Ministery of Culture.



15-20 May 2019 Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels

14-16 June 2019 Festival Politics of Algorithms, Münchner Kammerspiele

29-31 August 2019 New Empathies Program Series, Radialsystem, Berlin

13-16 November 2019 Theatre Nanterre-Amandiers in the frame of New Settings/Fondation d'Enterprise Hermés, Paris

29-31 November 2019 NEXT Festival, Kortrijk

February 2020  Moscow

March 2020  STUK, Leuven


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