a fragile geography:
What does nature mean to us? What do we remember of nature in the urban landscapes of streets, museums and parks? What will we remember in the future when all nature is artificial? This new dance piece will follow the music into dreams of the synthetic environment.
Based on the memory of what nature means to us and what will be remembered in this future fictitious world, where society has tried to recreate a synthetic and artificial nature.
My inspiration for the piece comes from living in Singapore for the past three years where there are a lot of 'recreations' of nature, and the superficiality that comes with that. I could see on the streets, museums, or parks that have tried to 'fake' nature in this increasingly urban city. It will be based on the feelings of the loneliness and the darker side of human beings. A character who tries to find nature to become like those who lived before him/her. Just like it is for me, music will be what guides the character through this journey and is what will make him/her dream and believe in his imaginary world.
music for tundra pt.2 - Tim Hecker
Noided in Flint, MI, Pt. 1- Balam Acab
Obsolescence- Erikm & Percussions de Strasbourg
-11 February 2020 The Barn Arts Center, Banchory, UK