Flatland
Living in Different Dimensions (per_vilion IV)

Flatland

Based on Edwin Abbott’s novel “Flatland – A Romance of Many Dimensions”, this dance performance explores the connection between pre-produced with live-generated video works. One actor and two dancers are performing within an installation called “per_vilion” (from “periscope” and “pavilion”)that allows to blend two and three-dimensional imagery. The inspiring humorous novel literally takes place in worlds that consist of different amounts of dimensions. Sr. Cuadrado (Alberto Velasco) is the MC to the Lineas A and B (Kazue Ikeda and Alicia Soto).

per_vilion is a multi-functional spatial installation that has many options for usage, which can overlap on one evening. It is a media installation, a lounge and a performance space. The basic idea for this multi-purpose installation is to blur the boundaries between performer and audience, live-ness and per-produced, social
interaction and aesthetic action. The installation has been explored by several choreographers and can be used for workshop work as well as performances.

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The performance “Flatland” was commissioned by the International Festival for the Arts in Salamanca, Spain, in 2008. It took place in a former prison that is now a contemporary art space called DA2. Local versions can be created easily.

Premiere and Touring

Premiere: June 2008,
the International Festival for the Arts in Salamanca, Spain

 

 

Documentation
Credits

Artistic directors: Hiroko Tanahashi, Max Schumacher
Performers: Alicia Soto, Kazue Ikeda, Alberto Velsaco
Architecture per_vilion: Christian Fuchs
Video art: Hiroko Tanahashi
Music, sound design: Sibin Vassilev
Choreography: Kazue Ikeda
Technische Leitung: Fabian Bleisch
Translation: Rubén Delgado

Initial funding for per_vilion: Rohkunstbau with means of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Funding for “Flatland”: International Festival for the Arts in Salamanca FACYL.