Think of a body in stand-by, a short-circuited thought, a human brain processing at a frequency of 5 GHz…
In PARK, six computers form a communication network that provides six performers with real-time instructions. PARK confronts the human body with a digital logic. It plays with the border of the human’s presence and absence in technology and embodies a puzzle in which they outline each other. With playful precision PARK investigates strategies of embracing, resisting, adapting, disrupting or short-circuiting these technical surroundings. Who infiltrates what, and what infiltrates whom? PARK inhabits a peculiar network, which sputters in a much outmoded way.
PARK is a first collaboration between Shila Anaraki and Stefan Prins. Together they depart from Infiltrationen, a composition of Stefan Prins for 4 electric guitars and a live-electronics performer. Central to this composition is the notion of technology infiltrating the conditio humana on several levels. Shila Anaraki is a performer and choreographer. An important part of her work is dedicated to collaborations within the contemporary music field. In these liaisons, Shila Anaraki looks for hybrid concepts from which the work can arise.
Stefan Prins has been awarded with the Kranichsteiner Musikpreises for composition 2010.
CONCEPT & PERFORMANCE Shila Anaraki
SOUND & PERFORMANCE Stefan Prins & Zwerm (Toon Callier, Kobe Cauwenberghe, Bruno Nelissen, Johannes Westendorp)
SCENOGRAPHY & LIGHT Simon Siegmann
DRAMATURGY Adva Zakai, Lars Kwakkenbos
PERFORMANCE AT THE FRANKFURT LAB
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
A Zwerm production. Co-producers: Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), DeSingel,Champ d’Action, Workspace Brussels, supported by wp Zimmer, Pianofabriek, Cohort and the Flemish Community.