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PIECE OF SILENCE - THEATRE

Theatrical research project | april 2018 | Oktogon | Hochschule für Bildende Künste | Dresden

With: Laura Immler, Hannes Köpke, Ferdinand Nowitzky, Olivia Rosendorfer, Konstantin Sieghart, Maria Wang Kvalheim, Julius Zimmermann | Outside Eye: Urs Humpenöder  

Trailer on Vimeo

The potential of every possible reality lies in the void. In silence there is a tension, which already gives an idea of future possibilities. 

In three rooms, the audience experiences different situations, that increase the silence and its potential. Minimalist musical and visual impressions rhythmize the evening and create a setting, that offers space for an individual approach to silence. The murmur of a café suddenly is interrupted by silence. The door to the Oktogon opens - a huge dark octagonal hall under an illuminated glass dome. In the middle of the room there is a concrete cube hanging - calm and strong. The plaster on the walls is destroyed, so that the brick walls underneath it are visible. The plaster begins to glow, it becomes blurred, it moves. In between there is music: invisible choirs from all directions appear and disappear again. And then: one spectator after the other enters the next room alone. It is very white and very empty.