you are here
Technology in an almost human role
In 2002 the choreographers Heine Røsdal Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki and the sound artist Christoph De Boeck founded the deepblue company. Technology and perception play an important role in their performances. The spectator is frequently wrong-footed. It is as if space is playing a game with us; chairs talk, stage curtains lead their own life and even the performers are no more than pawns in a larger network.
In you are here the theatre is seen as an information network in which objects and technology play an active, almost human, role. The theatre is an archive in which information is stored, ordered, retrieved and passed on. Although Avdal is a performer on stage, he is, like the objects, simply a bearer of information. His choreography of movement focuses on storing, structuring and passing on. You, the spectator, follow a route that keeps within the theatre’s codes and systems.
concept & direction Heine R. Avdal, Christoph De Boeck, Yukiko Shinozaki | performance Heine R. Avdal, Claire Croizé | video Heine R. Avdal | sound Christoph De Boeck | light design & technical direction Hans Meijer | sound engineer & electronics Fabrice Moinet | production manager Luea Ritter | co-production Vooruit (Ghent), STUK (Leuven), Netwerk (Aalst), Buda (Kortrijk) | in collaboration with Nettverk for scenekunst Black Box (Oslo), BIT teatergarasjen (Bergen), teaterhuset avant garden (Trondheim) | supported by the Flemish Community, Norsk Kulturrad