A silence is a complex composition
A human being contemplates outer space. We witness his journey in time, and his conflicted interaction with the powerful environment that surrounds him. The soundscape, altered live by both the composer and an algorithm, enacts the impenetrable formation of galaxies, stars, planets, and the emergence of life forms.
It is a study on infinity and eternity, nothingness and other worlds, planets and stars, human destinies, the unknowable, life before birth and after the grave. And what we commonly call “understanding” is in reality “getting to know that we don’t know”.
It is an irrational study, as it is drawn by humans with limited understanding.
There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time.
20 SILENCES is a project by theatre director Charles Chemin and composer Dom Bouffard. They focus on human singularity and spontaneity, in regards of infinity and eternity.
Romania / Babel International Festival
10 June 2017 (creation)
Italy / 70° Teatro Olimpico Festival Vicenza
22 and 23 September 2017
concept and performance
Giovanni Firpo Luiza Mitu
costume & masks
production groupe Karol Karol, Paris (France) in collaboration with Officine Montecristo, Rome (Italie)
The Watermill Center, New York (USA) Babel International Festival, Targoviste (Roumanie) and the generous support of National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA (USA)
recorded voices │ Dom Bouffard, Luka Bouffard, Caroline Breton, Paola Calliari, Charles Chemin, Marius Chemin, Giovanni Firpo, Alli McInnes and Luiza Mitu
duration of the show │ 1h10