Optikum takes inspiration from the literature of the authors Byung Chul Han and Yuval Noah Harari, and is an investigation in ancestral physiology, colonialization and dystopic fantasies. The themes are brought to life in a demanding physicality that de-constructs human physiology and seeks to create room for reflection about inter-connectedness between humans and other life forms, contrasted by a live sound landscape that interweaves religious and futuristic sound-elements. The piece has been developed and performed at the HIER=JETZT Festival 2018, with further performances in Gasteig, Munich and Zagreb Dance Centre. The creation of this piece was made possible with support from Mentanargrunnur Landsins.
Choreography: Búi Rouch
Performer: Amie Jammeh
Sound composer: Anna Schübel
Stills from film footage by Larissa Potapov