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.

 

photo from Ballroom

by Jenny Beyer