Event curated by Liebig12
october 2017 Berlin
Special thanks to Gaia, Anton, Lieke, Andreas, Oli, Toby, Khanh, Carl, Christian, the technicians and all the friends who supported the process.
AudeRrose voice and shadow
Patrick K.-H. sound
“Cauchemar” is text based experimental performance inspired by Antonin Artaud. The spoken words are slowly distorted becoming the hallucinated voice of the imaginary persona trapped inside a nightmare. Combining guitar, effects units, shadow play and irrational poetry, the performance immerses the viewer in the audio visual poetry collage.
The figure speaks an improvised poetry telling about the imaginary experience on morphine where the body trapped in the unbearable pain finds mental dispositif of survival. The imaginary persona splitts into different stories and scenarios of the nightmares experienced under the infuence of the drug, fragments of splited memory are reactivated and deformed inside a disturbing monologue. The project is a cathartic metaphor on how to transform reality into fiction, revealing the fragility of the human body. The shadow figure plays with light and paper cuts, interrupting and punctuating the voice improvisation.