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 my upcoming performance, doubt and conviction indeed 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 changes perspective away from what is happening in front or on eye-level. It invites you to reposition yourself on the horizontal plane and in direct relation to the non-human.
Concept, Direction: Begüm Erciyas
Scenography: Elodie Dauguet
Light design: Jan Maertens
Sound design: Matthias Meppelink
Interface design: Ruben van de Ven
Dramaturgy: Marnix Rummens
Script Collaboration: Matthias Meppelink, Katja Dreyer, Dennis Deter, Hermann Heisig
French Version: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
Production /PR: 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
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, STUK Leuven, Buda Kortrijk , PACT Zollverein Essen, Centre Dramatique National Nanterre-Amandiers
Research Support: wp-Zimmer Antwerp, Q-O2 Brussels, Saison Foundation Tokyo
Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Flemish Community, Ministery of Culture.