A thin layer of moss covers everything; green fur covers everything.
The landscape is moving. She is moving.
Here, where we are, everyone is alive.
Here, everything is alive. That mountain looks like a jellyfish. That plant is smoking.
She makes it rain - just for a moment. Nature, she sings. Nature adjacent. The humming chord between a person and a thing. An ear, an eye, an anything, a nothing, not above or outside, a fancy, a chimera.
Everything is breathing in this world.
“Maybe it is worth running the risks associated with anthropomorphism (superstition, devinization of nature, romanticism) because it, oddly enough, works against anthropocentrism: a chord is stuck between person and a thing, and I am no longer above or outside a nonhuman environment”. -Jane Bennett, Vibrant Matter
Traces is an immersive installation performance in which a magical, dynamic and ever-changing landscape evolves all around you. A place where people become objects and objects come alive, grow and multiply.
Traces is a multi-sensory experience that blurs the boundaries between us and our environment and questions our place within a living world. A dreamscape remembered with wonder amongst the overwhelming realities of this strange world of plants and water and sound.
Choreography: Rósa Ómarsdóttir
Performed by and created with: Katie Vickers, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir, Tiran Willemse and Kinga Jaczewska
Scenography: Ragna Ragnarsdóttir
Costumes: Ragna Ragnarsdóttir and Wim Muyllaert
Music and sound: Sveinbjörn Thorarensen
Light design: Elke Verachtert
Production Manager: Sinta Wibowo
Artistic Advice: Dries Doubi
Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
Co-Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Kunstencentrum Buda, Theaterhuset Avant Garden, MTD Stockholm.
Co-Funded: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Nordisk Kulturfond, Nordisk Kulture Kontact and Reykjavík Culture Fund.
Support Stuk, Beursschouwburg and WpZimmer.
Thanks To: Jeanne Colin, Sandy Williams, Dianne Weller, Hákon Pálsson and Elke Lotens
November 24 2017@ Beursschouwburg, Brussels
November 25 2017 @ Beursschouwburg, Brussels
April 19 2018 @ Pop Arts Festival, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
May 2 2018 @ MDT Stockholm
May 3 2018 @ MDT Stockholm
June 14th 2018 @ Kunstencentrum Buda
September 11 2018 @ Bastard Festival, Avant Garden, Trondheim
September 12 2018 @ Bastard Festival, Avant Garden, Trondheim
November 30 2018 @ MIR Festival, Athens
April 4 2019 @ Vorblót Tjarnarbíó and Reykjavík Dance Festival, Reykjavík