Shadowplay: Screening | LEIPZIG
Shadowplay is a live literature experiment in sensory deprivation. Suspended in a dark space, the audience are alone save for white words projected into the pitch black canvas. Around them a soundtrack emerges, scoring urgent scenes told in broken, staccato sentences. It is a story about the power of language to make reality and, inevitably, undo it.
Shadowplay is an entirely unique piece of cinematic literature; a post-apocalyptic fable composed of nothing but written word and a thunderous, dystopian soundscape composed by sound artists Reuben and Jacob Kyriakides. Situated somwhere between surrealism, literary allusion and survival horror, the piece ventures beyond post-truth into a post-meaning world, where language itself begins to unravel. In the darkness a small, low voice sounds; it may be the last voice left. You will strain to hear it.
This is a special screening as part of Unterbodenbeleuchtung, 3 days of light and sound room studies and evening events – including film screenings, experimental video games, food and LaserDisc karaoke.
17th-19th October 2017