— a poetic reflection on DREAMER by Prabhath Sirisena
An Ode to the Dreamer
The great god Paṭhavi manifests herself as a multitude: imposing mountains, unyielding, unbending, uncompromising. The dreamer flies on her wings and lands atop the peak, and converses with the goddess—a talk of dust and a talk of ash, of clay become flesh and rock become bone that goes to water and earth, to be reborn. The dreamer dances the dance of her ancestors, as the small gods of the rocks and streams and gusts of wind look on, with hope, with longing, with fear. Is this the cosmic dance made concrete, is this the Tandava of creation or destruction?
It fades to black, and silence.
And then there was light.
INTERDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE PROJECT
by Andrea Hackl [concept, visuals / film, dance] & invited artists
in collaboration with ANTOINE VIARD [Collectif COAX, Paris] – music / saxophone
VISUAL ART WORK
PERFORMANCE VIDEO 1
[scroll down / bottom of page -> PERFORMANCE VIDEO 2, full length incl. featured films]
DREAMER is an interdisciplinary, live performance, featuring short films that is adaptable in its technical requirements and can be shown in varied spaces: theatres, art spaces, galleries and / or museums.
Embracing and celebrating our connection with the earth and nature; inspired by the way in which all elements are intrinsically connected, DREAMER is a body of interconnected works. A special beauty of DREAMER lays within its depth and richness, the interplay and alchemy of its different elements and dimensions: performance – dance and music, short films, exposition
FORMING ONE BREATHING ORGANISM
THE EVENING presents the live performance in connection with an exposition of art works – the visual work opens up yet another dimension of this journey and allows the public to dive into the work in a different way.
This work wants to open and create a space for a creative and transformative power.
It is an ode to our inner creative live force and to nature – that many in society experience a disconnect from and are hungry to come back to. DREAMER travels through different dimensions, opening windows to the outside, beyond the space and equally, happening here and now, traveling outwards and inwards, seeing, hearing, feeling, sensing – loosening divisions.
Depending on the context, the main focus can shift and lay either with the performance or the exposition of the visual works. The different elements can be presented in different combinations and, equally, on their own. It’s possible to talk about and look into possibilities.
-> performance duration: +/- 1 hour
-> exposition: ongoing installation
– performance agenda at the bottom of this page
+ VIRTUAL GALLERY OF ART PROJECT ‘OF RAVENS AND GODS’ -> ACCESS A SELECTION OF IMAGE SERIES, AVAILABLE IN PRINT
a celebration of our innate life force
a work inspired by the elements and their interplay as well as our intrinsic connection to nature
a many faceted, interconnected body of works & collaborations
a fluid journey traveling through an organism of film, music and dance
an invitation to dive towards the source
[photo: Antoine Viard, performance of DREAMER at INEQUILIBRIO FESTIVAL ’22]
When we listen, a pulse within us is calling and guiding us home, to the source, to a creative intelligence that permeates and drives all of life. If we follow that calling, then we will dance our dance with the dreamer.
yet mystery and reality
emerge from the same source.
this source is called darkness.
darkness born from darkness.
the beginning of all understanding.TAO TE CHING
5th NOV – EXPOSITION and PERFORMANCE – with Robbert van Hulzen [percussion and electronics] at 4Bid Gallery, Amsterdam
17th SEPT – PERFORMANCE at BOHEMIA FARMSTUDIO, Czech Republic
23rd JUNE – PREMIERE / PERFORMANCE with Antoine Viard [saxophone] at Inequilibrio Festival, hosted by Armunia Teatro, Italy