Mixer (Brussels)


Other versions: Mixer (Melbourne), Mixer (Ottawa), Mixer (Prague), Mixer (Toronto).

A mix of works presented in simultaneity. The layered performances will explore repetitive gestures, glossolalic translations and somatic rhythms. Each work has a station with one or more performer. Basic spot lights, basic microphones and basic amplifiers are used. Performers were volunteers and rehearsals were minimal. Works performed for this first iteration of Mixer were, The Rise and Fall of the Sounds and Silences from Mars (2011), Interval (2005), Hole in the Head (1996), Spit (1999), and a new piece Kneecappers (2013). The 39 minutes video for The Release Into Motion, or how to leak inarticulacy ouf of your mouth (2001) served as timekeeper.

Mixer was followed by a reading based on the mouth section of the Sarma and Oral Site, at Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium, Friday April 12, 6pm, free.

Participants: Adaline Anobile, Pieter van Bogaert, Julien Bruneau, Emilie Gallier, Andrea Hajtajer, Pim Heerkens, Mathieu Hendrickx.

Photo credits: Christof Migone.