Saturday 23 April 2016, 10pm at the CAC Basement Hall
Plays for the Strange Stranger is a performance in four parts. The performance is directed towards a character named the Strange Stranger. Using sound, dance and objects we attempt to open a channel of communication to this mysterious entity.
In order to open this channel, the performance challenges our certainty about what is familiar (and human) and what is strange (and non-human). Using Timothy Morton’s theory of ecological thought as a loose starting point, the performance creates a temporary space in which we are confronted with the strangeness of the world around us. Through a disorienting barrage of music, voiceover, shapeshifting objects and transcendental dance, the performance leads us towards the promise of a luminescent super-communion with everything non-human.
Jude Crilly (CA/UK) is an artist working in sound, sculpture, text and performance, based in London and Amsterdam. Floris Schönfeld (NL/US) is an artist working in video and performance; he is currently in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Both artists were residents of Rupert, Vilnius. Play for the Strange Stranger is their first collaboration, supported by Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.
Written / directed / sound design: Jude Crilly & Floris Schönfeld
Performers: Rūta Butkus, Antanas Lučiūnas, Pilypas Misiukevičius, Andrius Mulokas
Movement development: Rūta Junevičiūtė
Music: Jokūbas Čižikas
Costume and object design: Jude Crilly & Floris Schönfeld
Light design: Julius Kuršys
Sound engineering: Antanas Dombrovskij
Curator: Monika Lipšic
Admission is free of charge. Limited amount of people (~100)
Duration: 40 min