With distant voices, Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki continue their exploration of space, particularly investigating the effects of spatial organization on the body and its perception. What happens if an architectural space exceeds its own borders from within? What if a situation breaks out of its spatial limits? What if it dissolves its specific contextual set ups and codes by spreading to other frameworks? And how does this affect the physical, perceptive and behavioral relations between audience members and performers?

distant voices pursues these questions by playing with the idea of materializing space. The project features a structure of moveable objects, whose presence augments the situation with a multiplicity of blind spots. As a modular, transformable sculpture, it oscillates between an installation, a stage design and an architectural element, continually shaping and reshaping the spaces in which it is presented, simultaneously segmenting them into both accessible and inaccessible areas, both visible and invisible zones. The imagination is invited to travel: from the macro- to the micro-level and vice versa, between memory, actual perception and anticipation, and through alternative versions of the situation’s here and now – a journey on which common notions of human intersubjectivity and the desire for interpersonal relationality may be challenged by encounters with a certain kind of ‘objecthood’.

Concept & Direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki
Visual artist: Arnaud Meuleman
Dramaturge: André Eiermann
Created & performed by:  Andrey Andrianov, Heine Avdal, André Eiermann, Ingrid Haakstad, Arnaud Meuleman, Kayoko Minami, Eivind Seljeseth, Yukiko Shinozaki
Sound design: Roeland Luyten

Sound technique: Mathieu Virot
Technical support: Protocol Room
Production: fieldworks vzw, Heine Avdal
Co-production: STUK (Leuven), APAP Network: BIT-Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk) and Pact Zollverein (Essen), Kana Theatrical Centre (Szczecin), CO2 festival (Beirut)
in collaboration with: Kaaitheater (Brussel)
with the support of: Norsk Kulturråd, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
titledatetimelocationtickets & info
1. distant voices installation Sun 17-06-2018  PACT Zollverein, Essenwww.pact-zollverein.de
2. distant voices installation Sat 16-06-2018  PACT Zollverein, Essenwww.pact-zollverein.de
3. distant voices Sat 26-08-2017  Rimi/Imir Scenekunst, Stavangerwww.imirscenekunst.no
4. distant voices Fri 25-08-2017  Rimi/Imir Scenekunst, Stavangerwww.imirscenekunst.no
5. distant voices Sat 07-05-2016  Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansandwww.kristiansandkunsthall.no
6. distant voices [matinée]Mon 12-10-2015  Spiral Hall, Tokyowww.spiral.co.jp
7. distant voices [evening]Mon 12-10-2015  Spiral Hall, Tokyowww.spiral.co.jp
8. distant voices [matinée]Sun 11-10-2015  Spiral Hall, Tokyowww.spiral.co.jp
9. distant voices [evening]Sun 11-10-2015  Spiral Hall, Tokyowww.spiral.co.jp
10. distant voices Sat 10-10-2015  Spiral Hall, Tokyowww.spiral.co.jp
11. distant voices Sun 13-09-2015  Black Box Teater, Oslowww.blackbox.no
12. distant voices Sat 12-09-2015  Black Box Teater, Oslowww.blackbox.no
13. distant voices Wed 09-09-2015  International Festival on Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus, Rigawww.homonovus.lv
14. distant voices Tue 08-09-2015  International Festival on Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus, Rigawww.homonovus.lv
15. distant voices Sat 05-09-2015  Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheimwww.avantgarden.no
16. distant voices Fri 04-09-2015  Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheimwww.avantgarden.no
17. distant voices Thu 27-08-2015  MDT, Stockholmmdtsthlm.se
18. distant voices Wed 26-08-2015  MDT, Stockholmmdtsthlm.se
19. distant voices Sat 22-08-2015  FAR Festival des Arts Vivants, Nyonwww.festival-far.ch
20. distant voices Fri 21-08-2015  FAR Festival des Arts Vivants, Nyonwww.festival-far.ch
21. distant voices Thu 20-08-2015  FAR Festival des Arts Vivants, Nyonwww.festival-far.ch
22. distant voices Fri 29-05-2015  Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Stamsundwww.stamsund-internasjonale.no
23. distant voices Sun 26-04-2015  Transitos Habana, Havanamemorywax.com
24. distant voices Sat 25-04-2015  Transitos Habana, Havanamemorywax.com
25. distant voices [matinée]Mon 20-04-2015  Teatr Lalek Pleciuga, Szczecinwww.kontrapunkt.pl
26. distant voices [evening]Mon 20-04-2015  Teatr Lalek Pleciuga, Szczecinwww.kontrapunkt.pl
27. distant voices Sun 22-03-2015  Kaaitheater, Brusselwww.kaaitheater.be
28. distant voices Sat 31-01-2015  PACT Zollverein, Essenwww.pact-zollverein.de
29. distant voices Fri 30-01-2015  PACT Zollverein, Essenwww.pact-zollverein.de
30. distant voices Fri 28-11-2014  Buda Kunstencentrum, Kortrijkwww.budakortrijk.be
31. distant voices Sat 25-10-2014  BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergenwww.bit-teatergarasjen.no
32. distant voices Fri 24-10-2014  BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergenwww.bit-teatergarasjen.no
33. distant voices Thu 09-10-2014  STUK, Leuvenwww.stuk.be
34. distant voices [premiere]Wed 08-10-2014  STUK, Leuvenwww.stuk.be
35. Conversation #3 Sun 28-09-2014  CO2 Festival, Beirutwww.maqamat.org
36. Conversation #2 Sat 05-07-2014  no.theatre.pl / Trafo, Szczecinwww.trafo.org
37. Conversation #2 Fri 04-07-2014  no.theatre.pl / Trafo, Szczecinwww.trafo.org
38. Conversation #2 Thu 03-07-2014  no.theatre.pl / Trafo, Szczecinwww.trafo.org
39. Conversation #1 Fri 21-02-2014 20:00 PACT Zollverein, Essenwww.pact-zollverein.de
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