Erika Batdorf's latest show BURNISH just back from the 56th Venice Biennale
at The Theatre Centre in Toronto May 15-20 (NOTE 21st canceled
because I fly to Europe that night for concerts in Munich!)
(NOTE CONCERT LOCATIONS IN GERMANY MAY 24-30th BELOW!)
You see a tent, hear a sound like whispered fire and singing. You can see, hear inside the tent through eye pieces, ear pieces. You are greeted by... a rabbit? a fortune teller? You chose some unusual cards. She goes to a table full of small objects, talking to herself, chosing something for you, trying to get it right. She looks at you, she moves as if she is trying to tell you something, shape you and then she hands you your gift. You leave, and you hear singing again, different now... someone else goes in.
Inspired by a desire to cleanse the heart, this performance installation invites the audience to choose elements that affect an ever changing performance loop integrating music, digital technology, poetic text, art objects and singing. In a self-contained mini theatre, the artist, attached to bio-sensors, attempts to maintain a deeply authentic process that is altered by every interaction. What she says, sings and gives you is all in response to what you chose- some things set, some things intuitive. The audience can observe/hear the performer through a variety of instruments while one person at a time influences the performers choices.
A live abstract jukebox.
Stay 5 minutes, stay 30... If you 'play', one full loop is approximately 15-18 minutes long.
Burnish will be open
Fri May 15 - 6:30-9:00, 9:30-10:45
Sat May 16 – 6:30 - 9:00, 9:30-10:45
Sun May 17 – 1:00- 3:00, 3:30-6
Tues May 19 - 6:00-7:30, 9:30-10:30
Wed May 20 - 6:00-7:00, 9:30-10:30 CLOSE
CONCERT LOCATIONS RELEASING NEW ALBUM IN GERMANY
INHALE with LISA SCHAMBERGER
24.5.- 19°° - Pfingstkonzert mit Erika Batdorf (K) in der Pfarrkirche 84424 Isen, St. Zenoplatz