How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19)

sat 04 & sun 05 december

How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19)

Andrea Božić & Julia Willms | TILT

English
performance

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A space-time journey based on the escape room principle.

Choreographer Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms present their new performance How to Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) in collaboration with the moon. Known for their imaginative, playful performances and installations, their new work is based on the Metonic score; a cycle where the Moon returns to exactly the same place in the night sky and against the same backdrop of the stars every 19 years. Especially for the performances at Frascati, they have prepared the exact same night sky in Amsterdam as it was in 1603, the year witch-hunt ended in the Netherlands and the year 2059, the year of the fist human settlement on the moon. We will enjoy three days of darkness: the new moon will temporarily disappear from the skies, accompanied by a full solar eclipse on the 4th of December – visible in the southern hemisphere. The new moon is the best time for prophecies and new beginnings.

For the performance, Andrea Božić and Julia Willms have collected night-time dreams, memories, scientific models, moon rituals and SF fiction, all relating to the moon, spanning from the distant past to the deep-time future. The two performers take the audience on a journey through these different realities merging them with the architectural space of the theatre, so they all take place at the same time here and now.

How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a performance based on the escape room principle: we are looking for an exit but every time we find one, we end up in another reality. The two performers apply dream logic and gameplay to the world, approaching it as an existential virtual game – one that we can navigate, change, shift and play, or attempt to exit its logic. Every exit we take brings us to yet another reality – until even the space here and now becomes yet another fluid fiction.

concept, script, choreography, space design, video installation Andrea Božić and Julia Willms script collaboration Billy Mullaney performers Billy Mullaney and Julia Willms animation Julia Willms sound Robert Pravda light Vinny Jones dramaturgy intern Tery Žeželj EarthMoon image Julia Willms management and production TILT Marieke van Bueren technique Paul Beumer, Pablo Fontdevila, Erik Gramberg media and production assistant Kat Churcher publicity and sales CASC production TILT residence Veem House for Performance made possible by the financial support of Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Tijl Fonds, Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Horizon and DAS Research.

Makers

Andrea Božić is a choreographer and artist, based in Amsterdam. Her educational background includes dance, literature, English, film, theatre and media art. In Croatia, she studied modern dance and earned a degree in Comparative Literature and English Language at the University of Zagreb. In the Netherlands, she graduated from the School for New Dance Development and DAS Choreography at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam.

Her work is in-disciplinary and spans site-responsive performance, audio-visual installation, gameplay scores and film, often in collaboration with the weather and night sky. The work re-organises attention and space, creating paradoxical situations to ask questions about spectatorship, imagination, perception, the politics of gaze, presentation of reality and the organisation and distribution of authorship. All the individual projects are part of larger constellations, both within Andrea's own work and in her collaborations with others. Her work has been presented at numerous festivals and venues internationally (Frascati, SPRING, Vooruit, HAU, ImpulsTanz, Reina Sofia Museum, Centre Pompidou Metz, de Appel Arts Centre, a.o.) and was produced by Frascati from 2003-2012. Andrea was artist-in-residence at the International Choreographic Arts Centre Amsterdam (ICK) from 2009 - 2012.

Andrea has collaborated with visual artist Julia Willms and sound artist Robert Pravda since 2005 with whom she co-founded in-disciplinary platform TILT in 2009 to inspire, support and produce artistic practice and thinking beyond disciplines. With Julia Willms, Andrea has been developing Spectra - Space Is an Organism, a long-term artistic research project into attention and space and how their re-organisation affects one's sense of reality and the modes of spectatorship emerging from it. Spectra incorporates the larger space and the audience's presence in it as part of the work.

Since 2018, Andea and Julia Willms have curated a series of Spectra Salons, in-disciplinary evenings across performance and visual arts at Spectra Studio and in collaboration with other partners. Together with Nicole Beutler and Marijke Hoogenboom, Andrea was co-initiator and curator of We Live Here: AnAcademy, an artistic exchange platform in Amsterdam (2011-2018). With Nicole Beutler and Keren Levi, she has initiated and curated three editions of the Come Together Festival and is one of the co-founders of BAU - platform for dance and performance Amsterdam.

Since 2012, Andrea is tutor at DAS Theatre and from 2012-2015, she was mentor at DAS Choreography, both MA programmes at DAS Graduate School, Academy for Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam. She was researcher at DAS Research (2016-2018) and is currently a fellow at THIRD (2019-2022). Andrea has collaborated with other artists, most notably with Ivana Muller, and presents her work regularly at conferences and symposia. She publishes texts about her work and is gives workshops and labs internationally (Royal Academy of Art The Hague, ArteZ Master of Theatre Practices, SPRING Academy, DAS Theatre, Banff Arts Centre, Zagreb Dance Centre, a.o.).

Website: www.andreabozic.com
Instagram: @andrea__bozic

Julia Willms (DE/NL) is a visual artist. She studied Visual Communications at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht (The Netherlands) and Media Art at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna (Austria). Her work deals with the nature of perception, the very act of viewing itself and the shifting position of the spectator within a given environment. She makes video installations (often site responsive), performances, films, photo collages and paintings, often taking place at the borderlines of spaces and architectural environments.

Her works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions (Centre Pompidou Metz/Metz, GAM | Obrist Gallery/Essen, Reina Sofia/Madrid, De Appel/Amsterdam, BNKR/Munich, Museum Sinclair Haus/Bad Homburg, a.o.), as well as in media & video art and performance festivals internationally (EMAF/Osnabrück, Almost Cinema/International Filmfestival Ghent, Netaudio London a.o.).

Julia has collaborated with choreographer Andrea Božić and sound artist Robert Pravda since 2005 with whom she co-founded in-disciplinary production platform TILT in 2009 to inspire and support artistic practice and thinking beyond disciplines. TILT has produced the work in collaboration with other partners since 2013. With Andrea Božić he has been developing Spectra - Space Is an Organism, a long term artistic research  into attention and space and how their re-organisation affects one's sense of reality and the modes of spectatorship emerging from it. Spectra incorporates the larger space and the audience's presence in it as part of the work.

Since 2018, Julia and Anrea Božić have curated a series of Spectra Salons, in-disciplinary evenings across performance and visual arts at Spectra Studio and in collaboration with Veem House of Performance and other partners. Julia is one of the co-founders of BAU - space for performing arts Amsterdam. She has taught at ArtScience at the Royal Academy of the Arts of The Hague, was mentor at the Amsterdam Master of Film and the HKU Master of Scenography in Utrecht and has given workshops internationally (Royal Academy of Art The Hague, ICK, Interrarium – The Banff Arts Centre, a.o.).

Website: www.willmsworks.net
Instagram: @jwillms

TILT is an in-disciplinary platform founded in 2009 by choreographer Andrea Božić, visual artist Julia Willms and sound artist Robert Pravda to inspire, support and produce artistic practice and thinking beyond disciplines. TILT is an ongoing collaboration project of three artists who continue their individual practices and at the same time work together in various constellations. TILT has developed a unique interdisciplinary artistic practice with a diverse oeuvre across the fields of performing art, visual art, sound art and other hybrid forms in the Netherlands and internationally. Since 2021, Billy Mullaney is associated artist of TILT.

Website: www.tilt.zone
Instagram: @tilt.zone

 

€17 / €12
Frascati 1 / 120 minutes

The performance can be combined with There she is | Keren Levi.