Performance, Location: Black Room
Registration: Register here via boka.se/iac
Time slots (one on one):
Wednesday, 9 June: 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30
Thursday, 10 June: 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30
Saturday, 12 June: 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30
Sunday, 13 June: 12:00 / 12:30 / 13:00 / 13:30 / 15:00 / 15:30 / 16:00 / 16:30
“Blackout” is a sensory performance and sound 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 imagined place 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 prototyped at Stenkrossen in Lund and premiered at Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, in December 2019 followed by performances at Stenkrossen in January 2020. Following a prolonged hiatus during the corona pandemic, it will return at Inter Arts Center in June 2021. 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.
Supported by: Mono Festival of One-to-One Performance, BoostHbg, Sennheiser electronic GmbH and Lund University Humanities Lab.