How do we see and experience human interaction in a world in which we increasingly use technology to connect to each other? Box with holes explores the relationship between touch and its visualisation. The installation attempts to produce a kind of dislocation of the senses that triggers an alternative mental state. It aims to offer the visitor a physical experience through touch. Box with holes is an intimate and anonymous experience that feels real, but looks and appears different through the use of video.
Box with holes is a performance/installation to be visited by 1 spectator at the time. Each spectator goes through a session, which last about 10 - 15 min.
The initial installation prototype was created by Heine Røsdal Avdal, Oliver Bokan and Andra Perrin in a research laboratory called "Now you can have the body you've (n)ever wanted" at Tanzquartier Wien.
concept, choreography and video: Heine R. Avdal / performers: Michiel Reynaert and Heine R. Avdal / artistic assistance: Yukiko Shinozaki
co-production: Dans in Kortrijk (Belgium), BankART 1929 (Yokohama, Japan), Brakke Grond Theater (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), BIT-Teatergarasjen (Bergen, Norway), Teaterhuset Avantgarden (Trondheim, Norway), Beursschouwburg (Brussels) / with the support of: Norsk Kulturfond, Fond for Lyd og Bilde / thanks to: Damaged Goods, David Hernández, Hans de Man
world premiere: January 21 2005 at Beursschouwburg - Brussels, Belgium.