: a vinyl
we performed a 40-min version of this work at Theater aan de Rijn in March 2021. if you'd like to see a recording of this showing (we've typed out subtitles as well!), we'd be happy to send it over. just contact us!
at the moment, we are looking for spaces and support to share this work. we hope to be able to play this vinyl live soon! for now, here are some documents of our process from 2019 to march 2021.
We miss home and we cannot really remember it. In this collaboration, we work with the re-contextualisation of memories as a tool to build speculative realities. Our memories conflate and shape new spaces, in which we invent ourselves, project this invention, and construct the ways our friends know us and what they will remember us by.
We care about how we share with the people we care about. We realise that our methods of sharing, in our practices and daily communication, are often processed through layers of translation. We can make work for ourselves and let everyone else experience what they experience, but how can we attempt a kind of generosity that extends to our grandparents too? Maybe they would like to know us better.
In processing memories together, what remained crucial was the element of play, which we found in the skipping rope as an object, and rope-skipping as a mode of gameplay. We have become increasingly intrigued by the physicality of rope-skipping and the potential of the ropes as performers alongside us.
Although the research process of «songs for friends» started in end-2019, our time with it has been constantly interrupted by the Covid-19 situation. We are currently working with how gaps between working phases shape the process. What parts are we taking with us – which are we leaving behind – how will new ideas find their place within this ongoing process? The work has never been realised, and we need the space, resources, and feedback to develop it into something more material.
Together, we want to build a shapeshifting space, aloud – the living room is the forest is a closet is tomorrow. This is how we remember; this is how you know us; this is how we can leave the room.
click on the left arrow
to approach side B
click on the right arrow to approach side A
after a long time,,,,,,,