Noqturnl is an overnight performance exploring the threshold between waking and dreaming. In collaboration with the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, creators To and Connell immerse participants in a spatial field of sound and light designed to open access to the hyperlucid: the imaginative and highly receptive state of intelligence available within the dreaming mind.
A counter-balance to our increasingly dysfunctional and disingenuous information environments, the hyperlucid remains one of the last remaining spaces in which we can intuitively decipher the symbolism within external narratives and their impact on the psyche and reflect on new directions and possibilities, both psychologically and socially. Working with the 4DSOUND system, Noqturnl plays with the boundaries of our depth and proximity perception, inviting participants to uncover alternative spatial realities and their potential for conscious awareness.NOQTURNL premiered with three performances at Todays Art, September 2015 and as part of the opening weekend programme at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, October 2015.
NOQTURNL art director Florence To and composer John Connell share a deep interest in the way technology and media can alter perception affecting the formation of our personal and social constructs, both positively and adversely. They have been collaborating with spatial sound collective 4DSOUND since 2014 to explore how spatial audiovisual technologies can encourage constructive environments for self-reflection, creative ideation and social interaction.
Footage filmed by Georg Schroll
'Vocal from Fjäder's ‘Ljuset’ used with kind permission from the artist.'
Performed at Electriciteitsfabriek during TodaysArt, The Hague 2015 and the Spatial Sound Institute, Budapest.