A radical rethink of the world and its categories
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Intergalactic (An Attempt To Overcome The Binary) is an interdisciplinary performance that crosses borders of disciplines and re-organizes perception. Intergalactic plays with a set of simple binaries – left / right, black / white, before / after – to pose questions about the polarization and radicalization of the contemporary society. Starting from a set of black-and-white papers, the performers reorganize the black box theatre space. It is duplicated as a miniature on stage and movement, sound and video projections take the audience to a world within a world.
‘A great example of out-of-the-box thinking.’ Trouw
Intergalactic is a site specific performance for a location in which it is performed: a black box, a white box or any other box-like interior.The performance is in dialogue with the physical and architectural space and the context it is performed in. It premiered in 2013 and keeps growing, changing and developing every time we perform it anew, incorporating the memory of the previous spaces in its continuous transformation.
This performance is part of the Intergalactic Project, which also includes A World, a manifesto in the form of an artwork by Andrea Bozic and Julia Willms and a composition for a global orchestra The Smallest Sound at the Biggest Distance by Robert Pravda.
The original is unfaithful to the translation.
-- Jorge Luis Borges
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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 inspire and support artistic practice and thinking beyond disciplines.
Premiere 7 March 2013, Frascati, Amsterdam
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 technical realisation Paul Schimmel space advice Marion Traenkle technique Jeroen de Boer advice Jeroen Fabius costume Nathalie Pravda manager Tilt Karin van de Wiel photo's Ben van Duin, Karin van de Wiel
produced by Tilt co-produced by Frascati, wp Zimmer, Vooruit, Le Vivat and the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK) supported by DasArts and nbprojects
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.