re-Connect consists of an installation of fourteen doors arranged in a circle. The doors connect inside with outside and bring others into contact with our space. Each door incorporates an instrument designed and made specifically for this project. By exploring the sound through the installation, visitors become connected to the performers, to each other and to the space around them. These "door instruments" thus create a playful yet meaningful meeting point.
At four points during the day, a performance will take place by a dancer and a percussionist who will bring the installation to life:
- 11:45-12:00 a.m.
- 1:00-13:15 p.m.
- 3:30-15:45 p.m.
- 4:45-17:00 p.m.
The work can be seen as a "social sound installation. The creators want the audience to physically experience the need for personal connection in order to survive. It constitutes a response to the disconnect between audience and musicians that has occurred during the lockdowns.
Fear and worry about an unknown future led Iranian composer and pianist Setareh Nafisi to develop re-Connect so that connection and hope could blossom again. In doing so, she uses sound as a vehicle to connect people through invisible threads.
Made possible in part by Fonds Podiumkunsten