Multimedia Interactive Sound Installation-Performance about survival.
A double-walled labyrinth contains metal and paper elements which are connected to piezoelectric sensors. When these elements are touched by the members of the audience, their sound is amplified and retransmitted live. The performer, who is guiding the audience, wears four small speakers, incorporated in her costume. From these speakers, we can hear the voice of a woman who survived the Holocaust, singing. The recorded sound is distorted when the audience makes noise by touching the metal elements from the labyrinth. When there is silence, the sound is clean. When the audience and the performer reach the middle of the labyrinth, where there is no metal element to be touched and where, therefore, is silence the audience can hear from the speakers on the performance body the voice of the survival, narrating how she had survived the Holocaust, through singing.
This theatre-installation essay was inspired by the stories of the survivors of the Holocaust in Transylvania. Starting from one of these stories, we have created a sound installation-performance about surviving, about us, about us and the others.
Written and directed by Andreea Iacob
Set design by Valentin Codoiu
Audio design by Şerban Ursachi, Laurenţiu Vescari
Dramaturgy by Ozana Budău
Performed by Tompa Eszter
With the voice of Margareta Mezei, survivor of the Holocaust in North Transylvania
This installation was part of a wider multimedia theatre installation "SHOAH - The Survival" presented in May and June 2011 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This work was carried out with the support of a grant from the European Association for Jewish Culture, Paris.
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