Outside Within is a result of my ongoing research into scenography for ecological spectatorship, conducted as part of my Masters in Scenography at HKU, Utrecht. I have developed the term Ecological Spectatorship, which I define as a call for the spectator to transcend the boundaries of their humanness in order to join with a performance in its becoming. At this current time of ecological crisis, it is critical to leave our position as spectators of the anthropocene and become aware of our entanglement within our environment. Through our senses we come into direct contact with outside experiences and experience the great depths of the unknown within ourselves. My artistic research has been moving past the hegemony of vision towards engaging the full realm of our human senses, to awaken us to non-human perspectives which are outside of our human control. Here this research takes form in an immersive one-person experience; a sensory choreography composed of scent, tactility, sound, and light. The varying rhythms of these sensuous elements combine in a way to invite the participant to surrender their senses, and in doing so to discover the interrelation of outer and inner worlds.
Curatorial Team Rhian Morris & HKU, Utrecht (NL, UK)
13 06 2019 13:00—19:00
Where DAMU K107