Interior Monochromes performance
Interior Monochromes is an extension of both Ripe and Points of Reference. This interactive performance explores the internal movements caused by the visual and the sound. The artists and the spectators wear headphones and 1D glasses. With the 1D glasses, one enters the color as if in an infinite space, without forms. In the absence of tangibility our sensitivity increases, the brain looks for something to see. Vague shapes like ghosts begin to appear, then clear geometric shapes, lines, and hallucinations.
In the headphones we hear, in the center of the skull, the sound of the unplugged electric cello. It is only four strings without any resonance which give a sound at the same time very pure, strange and of a particular harshness. One has no cultural reference to apprehend it, one must get acquainted "on the spot" with this new sound culture. Together, the feeling of immersion in oneself becomes so strong that it is sometimes almost unbearably intense.
The artists are also immersed in the installation and are also affected by the colors and sounds they produce. This creates a feedback loop between their instantaneous states of mind and how these states of mind add up to each other. An inner movement is induced by the sounds and colors, pushing the brain to surrender to the body. It is an abstract alternative to the realism of ultra high definition and virtual reality. An opposite direction that explores a more intimate connection with our inner world and with the visible and invisible forces of nature that surround us and link us to everything and everyone. When fifty people live this experience simultaneously, it becomes an individual and common experience, a form of collective hallucination.
Performances on 8-10-15-17 June 2022 at 8pm Maximum capacity 15 people with reservation
Authors: Brice Catherin and Jonathan O'Hear
With the support of
Ville de Genève