The original is unfaithful to the translation.
-- Jorge Luis Borges
We have had enough of living in square boxes. It is time to start from scratch. We take a black box theatre space and re-organise it into a space with holes in the walls. We animate it from a dead placeholder of objects into a living organism that breathes, moves, scratches, revolts and speaks. When it speaks, its language is part sound, part image & part darkness.
Intergalactic is a performance in which we build an intergalactic world and move the audience around without them ever leaving their seats.
Intergalactic is inspired by Tlön Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges – ‘a massive conspiracy to imagine (and thereby create) a world’.
‘Ten years ago, any symmetrical system whatsoever which gave the appearance of order — dialectical materialism, anti-Semitism, Nazism—was enough to fascinate men. (...) Useless to reply that reality, too is ordered.’ Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, Jorge Luis Borges
Intergalactic will be on tour in 2013/2014. For dates go to andreabozic.com.
Intergalactic is the first production by Tilt, an interdisciplinary platform founded by choreographer/artist Andrea Božić, sound artist Robert Pravda and visual artist Julia Willms to promote and inspire artistic practice and thinking beyond disciplines. Božić, Pravda and Willms make interdiciplinary performances that reorganise perception.The three have been touring together (inter)nationally with a series of performances since 2003, produced by Frascati and by the ICK. For more information go to: andreabozic.com/tilt
concept, visual space design, text and performed by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms directed by Andrea Božić concept, sound, performed by Robert Pravda performance collaboration Sonja Jokiniemi lighting design Katinka Marac space advice Marion Traenkle technique Jeroen de Boer advice Jeroen Fabius costume Nathalie Pravda
produced by Tilt manager Karin van de Wiel co-produced by WEB (Frascati, wp Zimmer, Vooruit, Le Vivat) and the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK) supported by DasArts.
This performance is made possible by the financial contribution of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the SNSReaal Fund.