Lucie Vítková presents their recent solo and collaborative projects that work with darkness as a theme or situation. The program starts with an installation called Opaque (2022) made in collaboration with artist Xiaoer Liu (installed in the Roulette’s main hall from 7-8 p.m., in the break, and after the show). The live opening set is called Earth Eater (2022), Vítková’s solo performance as a cyborgean creature, which will be followed by the Earth Eater movie, created in collaboration with Drew Wesely. The last performance features a new piece by a duo project Seminar Shadow of Lucie Vítková and Teerapat Parnmongkol.
ABOUT THE WORKS
Lucie Vítková and Xiaoer Liu: Opaque
Opaque is a piece for two performers about the endlessness and infinity of the mirror gaze and the impossibility of seeing through it at the same time. The mirror is not transparent. How long does one need to stare at their self-image to see through it? The reflection, sound, sharpness, and layers. In this metaphoric collage represented by an audio-video installation, Liu and Vítková focus on the subjects of bodily trauma, brokenness, and healing.
Lucie Vítková: Earth Eater
Earth Eater is a performance using a combination of lights, synthesizer, feedback, and voice inside of one cyborg body. The Earth Eater is a being with its own behavior. The Earth Eater is a sonified presence. The whole performance comes out of listening to its own cyborgian body. This listening generates movement as well as the movement generates sound inside of an interactive loop. All these forces are fueling each other while reflecting the reality of the situation of the performance, which is not divided and participates in the form of the piece.
Lucie Vítková and Drew Wesely: Earth Eater, movie
In the 15-minute movie, Drew Wesely captures the life of Earth Eater in the streets of New York, interacting with its environment and communicating through sound and movement.
Lucie Vítková and Teerapat Parnmongkol: Seminar Shadow
A duet of whirling in this seminar (sonic) shadow, dances themselves in continuous inconsistency between being and becoming and ends the evening with a new darkness-themed piece.
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.