Workshop + Performance ORLANDO, New Paradigm Opera

ORLANDO © Sandbox Collective

Thu, 02.02.2023 -
Fri, 03.02.2023

2:00 PM

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

ORLANDO is an opera of a new kind, a performative installation combining conscious movement, video installation, architecture and live sound/music performance. The performance will take place on February 2 & 3, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Bhavan.

Julie Beauvais choreographs conscious movements with Orlandos of today, embodying the post-binary new paradigm around the world. Deep Listening is here used as a means of revelation, enabling an expanded awareness, a clairvoyance.

Horace Lundd chooses vast horizon lines to capture these essential movements at the blue hour. She films fragments destined to later form a continuum and to create the Orlandos common breathing.

Sibylle Kössler and Wynd Van der Woude design a set device allowing the videos to be projected, merging the seven horizon lines into one.

Christophe Fellay composes an open score for guest musicians and sound artists invited to re-invent our experience at each performance. ORLANDO connects artists, scientists and communities at the heart of today's individual and collective shifts.

Guest Sound Artist: Yashas Shetty

Workshop: ORLANDO, The Future is Fluid - Constructing Integral Spaces 
February 2 & 3, 2023, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

*Registrations for the workshop are closed.*

The module is run by Julie Beauvais, artist and director currently based in Switzerland. Her body of work ranges from opera, theatre and choreographic works, to performative installations and transterritorial cooperation programs.

This innovative one-day to three-day intensive provides an approach that goes beyond the traditional divisions into media (movement, architecture, music, video, installation and new media), themes (paradigm shift, spaces, temporalities, performative and non- performative forms) or methods (Jacques Lecoq, Pauline Oliveros, deep listening techniques, outdoors experiments, collective or individual initiatives). Its unusual groupings are based on the hybrid reality of contemporary artistic practice. The classes offer an interdisciplinary technical approach and a series of 1:1-scale artistic experiments.

How can we go beyond our individualist and anthropocentric conception of space? How can we place the spectator in a new relation to space and time? How can we enable the audience, for a period of time, to experience a foreign, exterior, perhaps collective point of view? During the Renaissance, the mastering of the rules of perspective participated in the radical movement that challenged the principles of science, art and society. Which are the tools that are provided to us by today’s researches on perception, cognitive science and new technologies in order to shatter once again the foundations of our belief systems?
Supported by: Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Canton du Valais
Executive producer in South Asia: Sandbox Collective

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