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.
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