|Year / Length:||2022, 50’, Italian premiere|
|United Instruments of Lucilin:||flute Sophie Deshayes / violin Winnie Cheng / viola Danielle Hennicot / cello Ingrid Schoenlaub / piano Pascal Meyer / percussion Guy Frisch|
|Set:||WE ARE VISUAL: Marc Einsiedel, Felix Jung|
|VR/360 video:||MULTIMEDIA KONTOR HAMBURG (MMKH): Leonhard Onken Menke, Sebastian Olariu|
|Co-development and artistic collaboration:||Tobias Johannes Pfeil|
|Scientific advisor:||Jonathan Harth|
|Stage director:||Alexander Schubert|
|Co-production:||La Biennale di Venezia, ACHT BRÜCKEN-Musik für Köln, Philharmonique Luxemburg (rainy days festival), United Instruments of Lucilin|
|Note:||Admission is also allowed, subject to availability, to holders of a valid entry ticket for the 59. International Art Exhibition.|
|Access:||Immersive and partecipative performance for ensemble and virtual reality. Suitable for an adult audience.|
Alexander Schubert - Sleep Laboratory
In sleep we find a different space, liable to be altered: subconscious, morphing with poetic truths and desires. In sleep our imaginations and connections are unlimited. In sleep we find death, we experiment – counterbalancing our controlled life. In sleep we dissociate from our solid self.
Virtuality is our sleep model. Our technique of alteration and reframing. Sleep can be considered as a counter-action to the hard-modeled reality – an escape to avoid over-fitting and compressed world views: all we want is to escape and to transcend.
The Sleep Laboratory offers a guided virtual experiment, in which the participants are invited to a setting which allows the readjustment of self perception and external observation. Joining an intimate scenario, during which you may look at yourself and your partner as a virtual container. Hollow and empty – but beautiful and lovable. Letting go to engage with sincerity.
From you, into fluidity,
And total dispersion.
Empty biological Vessel left below.
A Room like a Terrarium.
Look into the Eyes.
A beautiful Fade-Out-Function.