The eye existed before humans did. In the beginning, there was light, there was darkness, and the eye was just a speck on simple organisms. Yet, it was an opening – an opening into everything that would later exist.
The art of seeing is a strong visual, sensory performance. It is about eyes and evolution. About vision and visions, presence, absence and eye contact. About how it is only through sight that we can both live and love, judge, kill and forgive. What is it to be seen?
Wearing a vest that allows you to feel the sound through vibrations on your body, the audience is placed in a circle around the stage. Video projection makes the room come alive, giving associations to the inside of an eye. This exceptional world premiere is created for an audience who is deaf or hard of hearing, as well as for the abled hearing.
Together with dancer Håvard Kalseth and actor Per-Vidar Anfinnsen, director Thea Elisabeth Skallevold and set designer Silje Sandodden Kise have created a performance with a stage language that finds itself at the intersection between Norwegian spoken and sign language, choreography, projection, sound and vibrations.
Photo montage: Silje Sandodden Kise