‘Blackout’ is a unique and immersive new performance work for one person at a time by artist Tim Bishop. The work takes place in total darkness and uses spatial audio and haptic feedback to create a multi-sensory and evocative environment for a powerfully self-reflective experience. An unseen voice and a physical guide encourage participants on an introspective journey, exploring both virtual spaces and the physical room through 3D sound and touch. Mixing concepts such as mindfulness and object permanence with complete darkness and immersive technologies, ‘Blackout’ offers a powerfully experiential experience for each visitor to reflect on their own unique presence in the universe.
‘Blackout’ was first shown as a prototype at Stenkrossen in Lund in October 2019 and premiered at Dunkers kulturhus in December 2019. The performance has been commissioned by Mono Festival of One-to-One Performance and is supported by Lunds kommun, BoostHbg, Sennheiser electronic GmbH and Lund University Humanities Lab.
Tim Bishop is a performance and sound artist, living and working in Lund, Sweden. His practice focuses on creating personal connections between artwork and audience, prompting individual and, often, emotional responses through sensory, evocative and highly aesthetic experiences. His work has been shown in Sweden, Norway, Romania, Russia and the UK, including performances at Arnolfini gallery, Bristol, Lunds konsthall, Galleri CC in Malmö and Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Tim is also the founder and curator of Mono Festival of One-to-One Performance.
Schedule for the performances
Thur, 2/4 – every 30 min. between 15-17 and 19-22, Black Room
Fri, 3/4 – every 30 min. between 15-17 and 19-22, Black Room
Sat, 4/4 – every 30 min. between 15-17 and 19-22, Black Room
Sun, 5/4 – every 30 min. between 15-17 and 19-22, Black Room