Out of nowhere, they appear.
Horror vacui. Dread. is a multimedia-dance site responsive performance, made possible through a collaboration of 6 artists within a small cinema in Zagreb/Croatia, along with a little help of their artistic ancestors taking the form of ghosts and soul mates: Marta The Witch, Dr. Beringer, the screaming mermaids, Mark Fisher, John Barth, Andrej Tarkovsky and space detectives Sapphire & Steel.
Employing various un-expected theater, movement, film and sound motives the show itself submits its creators/performers to deal with the fundamental fear of non-existence, the dread of the inevitable passing of time, endlessly dislocating their identity through isolation. By occupying specific, non-theater space, it invites the audience to enter a floating loop of events stationed at an unknown corner, somewhere in space and time, enabling them to sense either. The void opens loose through a staging of disembodiment, an enacted undoing of the self, the other endlessly falling through cracks in time and space, bringing forth many a dreadful, eerie, affective yet witty landscapes.
Finding pleasure in the free-fall. Joie de nager, the pleasure of swimming along other lost swimmers in the endless black nightsea. Their faces – undefined. Their past – omitted. Their future – lost. Finally a comfort in the tactile. Skin to skin, eyes to eyes.
Best safety lies in fear!
participants: Silvia Marchig, Iva Nerina Sibila, Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Umberto Lancia, Jasen Vodenica
music: Josip Maršić
photography: Marko Gutić Mižimakov
design: Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Jason Mulhausen
wigs generously donated by: Svetlana Gutić
co-production: Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples
premier: 2.6.2017., art kino Grič