The immersive event brought together a number of collaborations, with music by Simon Thiebaut, set design by Bianca Tanchay and casting and styling by Laëtitia Gimenez and Juan Corrales. The performers included Daniela Alvarado, Aske Andersen, Jose Arboleda, Lisa, Liza Basilaia, Maïa Dubois, Vincent Esclade, Dourane Fall, Marge Togens Hule and Daena Phan.
The Berlin-based artist choreographed a group performance that sat somewhere between a “therapy session and a model presentation” and inspired by the decay of a dead whale.
the whale falls through water
like a piece of architecture
to the bottom of the ocean
into an abyss
to turn into an ecosystem
to become a world
that provides for deep-sea organisms
– excerpt of text in press release
The event explored the space of therapy and safe zones through the lens of “detachment, desensitization and anxiety.” Because of the nature of the performance, people were admitted in smaller groups to witness recurrent breath related practices (cpr, lifting, and sticking faces on the glass pane).**