HERE (2021) live installation
Six dancers navigate a choreography that unfolds at a decelerated pace within a sculptural environment. Embedded in a sound composition, a female voice counting the seconds passing by, from 1 to 14,399, fades in and out, underlining the eternal succession of time. Immersed in this steady continuum, the dancers’ movements create a situation of everchanging presence, one that demonstrates the slippery nature of “here-ness”.
Performers: Elena Antoniou, Maria Hassabi, Michael Helland, Alice Heyward, Oisín Monaghan, Robert Steijn.
Sound design: Stavros Gasparatos, Maria Hassabi
Outfits: Victoria Bartlett
Architectural Study: Maria Maneta, Maria Hassabi
Production Management: Eva Theofanidou, Natasha Katerinopoulos
– OGR, Turin, Italy (Feb 24 – March 27, 2022)
– Secession, Vienna Austria with Wiener Festwochen (May 14 – June 20, 2021)
HERE is commissioned by Vienna Secession and Wiener Festwochen and co-produced with Onassis Culture, Athens, and OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino. Developed with the support of Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC), Knislinge, Sweden and Onassis Stegi, Athens.