(2015-16; work in progress)
A cocoon lies on stage, barely recognisable in the dim light. Slow tones are sounding in the space. The light seems to change color – the tones are changing slowly in pitch. The cocoon seems to move – the light seems to get brighter and gradually shift color. Suddenly a fast movement – a shrieking sound fills the space – then again everything quiets down – the movement, the sound, the light.
Chrysalis will be a performative environment where the focus is on slow movements – becoming aware of the minimal movements of the body, both conscious and unconscious movements. It is about interaction on a long timescale – involving multiple senses (hearing, sight, haptic).
In the first phase the project is developed as a performance in which the maker herself is the performer of these small movements; by interchanging with livecoding the process of making the environment will be made visible, while the audience at the same time witnesses the outcome from the outside.
In the second phase of the project, the environment is expanded to a costume or object, that the visitor can enter or wear to have the experience herself.