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 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.

 

photo from Ballroom

by Jenny Beyer