Registration of Sunkiss
During ‘Operation 4’, August 2021
Sunkiss - a four-hour performance piece revolving around the idea of 'slowness' in response to the acceleration of a once again rapidly forward moving world. In four sequences, Emirhakin, Negiste Yesside Johnson, Ratri Notosudirdjo, and Mylan Hoezen perform actions that stimulate energy and blood circulation This piece was performed on August 29, 2021 at de Appel and broadcast live by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee.
I’m currently working on the registration film shot by Nicola Baratto. The film will be released around August 2022 - accompanied by a soundtrack release on Futura Resistenza. To see documentation of the work - click here.
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On August 29, de Appel Amsterdam hosts Sunkiss, from 20:00 until 00:00.
The four-hour piece revolves around the idea of 'slowness' in response to the acceleration of a once again rapidly forward moving world. In four sequences, Emirhakin, Negiste Yesside Johnson, Ratri Notosudirdjo, and Mylan Hoezen perform actions that stimulate energy and blood circulation.
We live in a time where our attention and even sleep are turned into forms of labor, being captured and capitalised upon; omnipresent connectivity, paradoxically, leads to a further disconnection of body and mind. The urgency with which the performance reflects on this condition is, therefore, translated into an approach that rejects emergency. Rather than following a script the performers endure in a slow motion — fully focused on the present moment. An emergent choreography arises whose full movements may only be grasped if the witness also endures.
The score of Sunkiss aims to create the experience of being close to the sun. Proximity, which can feel soothing and beneficial but also turn hazardous. The sound is based on a Shepard tone—a superimposition of sine waves with one-octave distance—creating a hazy, trance-like humming that helps both performers and audience to become further submerged in the moment.
Sunkiss will be broadcast live on Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee and is available to be streamed on their platform.
When visiting de Appel for the performance in person, please be mindful of your and your fellow visitors' health. All current recommended health measures are in place at de Appel.
Soundtrack available at selected stores
Album cover shot by Lisa Jasperina Bommerson and designed by Hughes Joseph
Operating Manual for Floating in Space is a project researching the ecstasy of our existence through manually operating a sequence of bodily movements. This record is the soundtrack to the performative operations performed by Lili Ullrich, Bergur Thomas Anderson, Ratri Notosudirdjo, Noëlle Lakshmi and Alex Chater at Roodkapje Rotterdam in September 2019. Musical direction by Bergur Thomas Anderson. Limited to 200 copies with operating manual insert and transparent moonrock sticker.
Find a copy of Operating Manual for Floating in Space at de Appel, San Serriffe or Boekie Woekie. The record can also be purchased/streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, Bleep or Bandcamp