Nikki Hock & Marijn Brussaard + Firma Draak
UBIK its extends its dark embrace to two physical performance installations .
20:15-21:15h // Why, why ohh why (yyoy) // Nikki Hock & Marijn Brussaard
Investigating contemporary fear and disorientation. Warning: stroboscope lights used!
“The only thing we have to fear is the culture of fear itself.” – Frank Ferudi
YYOY creates a space that leads the viewer through a series of uncanny experiences. Expect be be immersed in a multi-sensory, abstracted space that anticipates our deepest feelings of anxiety. The audience confronts their own fear through an increasingly perplexing landscape of smell, image, colour, light, temperature and spatial sound; balanced upon a range of abstract and emotional layers. This combination of elements – controlled and manipulated live – hyper-stimulates the senses, creating an array of incoming information that the brain is not fully able to process. As the performance unfolds, the spectator is taken from one emotional state to another. All components – the audience, the space, the elements – create an interplay out of which emerges an environment in which fear is exposed as an “affective” domain. There is no safe spot for the audience, only complete immersion in the space.
21:30-22:00h // Cube to … // Firma Draak: Mathieu Wijdeven & Nick Bos
The story develops from its starting point in thought experiments in quantum mechanics. Provoking discoveries, fantasy, and ever-changing perspectives. Firma Draak is a young performance collective with a love for visual and expressive theatre.