Within Cells Interlinked

Andrea Božić & Julia Willms / TILT
Tue 4 Jun ’24 and Wed 5 Jun ’24
A transmedia performance interconnecting multiple worlds with the logic of dreams, corporate surveillance, and gameplay.
Tue 4 Jun ’24
Wed 5 Jun ’24

A time-traveling groomsman at a bombed wedding, a toddler that changes gender and runs on battery and dream analysts intervening in citizens’ night time reveries in an attempt to affect future events. All these different worlds co-exist on stage simultaneously in a seamless and intertwined labyrinth of physical, virtual and imaginary spaces. 

The characters are initially not aware of each other but their actions impact each other’s’. They intervene in each other’s’ realities, creating the world(s) – changing and interlinking them - as they discover them. This transmedia performance playfully explores the questions of free will and agency, sentience and imagination amidst the next wave of digitalization and globalization. Overlapping dream and gameplay, science and mysticism, it inquires how–when these other logics are transposed and projected onto the everyday–this can allow for other perceptions and imaginaries to emerge.

Within Cells Interlinked is a collaboration with the Premonitions Agency, a specu-fictional government agency whose aim is to collect, capture and analyse citizens’ dreams and intervene into them to affect possible futures.  The performance is based on real nighttime dreams, donated by the artistic team and several other dreamers. TILT also hosts the Premonitions Agency Dream Collecting and Analysis sessions where the audience can contribute their dreams to this research.

Within Cells Interlinked is part of a performative cinematic multiverse titled LUNARIS, a fictional shared world - embedded in the ‘real’ world – which will host a constellation of interlinked works that will be created over the coming years: performances, audio-visual installations and related smaller works across performance and visual art.

  • Duration: 90 min


concept, choreography, space, video and audio-visual design, direction Andrea Božić and Julia Willms concept and performance development in collaboration with Billy Mullaney performers Andrea Božić, Billy Mullaney, Julia Willms, and Veronika Abdul-Visocka video animation: Julia Willms light design Pablo Fontdevila technique Simchah Hoed en Pablo Fontdevila production Lena Meijer TILT management Elowise Vanderbroecke publicity Hans Klijn

Dreams donated by the artistic team and various dreamers

produced by TILT in co-production with SPRING Performing Arts Festival, in collaboration with the Premonitions Agency. Made possible by the financial contribution of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Art (structural support 2021-2024), BNG Fund, Tijl Fund. Research supported by DAS Theatre and iDLab / ATD

Over de maker

Choreographer and artist Andrea Božić and visual artist and performance maker Julia Willms, have collaborated since 2003 making in-disciplinary works that re-organize space, attention and perception, exploring how spectatorship, imagination and spectacle are intertwined, embodied and felt in the eras of globalism and digitalisation. They work with the larger space and the visitor's presence as part of the work, combining dream logic and gameplay, cosmology, quantum physics, and mysticism to make playful performances and audio-visual installations often in collaboration with the weather and night sky. Recent works include performances How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) and PoroCity, audio-visual installations Looking-Glass House, Civil Twilight, The Cube and Zandloper (Hourglass).

They have presented their work across the performing art and visual art in the Netherlands and internationally, collaborating with partners such as Frascati, SPRING, Oerol, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Centre Pompidou Metz, Museum Sinclair House, Reina Sofia Museum, among many others.

About TILT

TILT is an Amsterdam-based in-disciplinary arts platform with a focus on the creation and dissemination of performance and visual arts works by choreographer and artist Andrea Božić and visual artist and performance maker Julia Willms, and associate artist - theatre and performance artist Billy Mullaney. TILT also engages in the development of discourse, workshops, educational and curatorial activities departing from artistic practice and theory.