2022 - Art experience with interactive performances in immersive installations
Presented at Monopol Berlin, September 8-18, 2022
Direction, Dramaturgy and Project Management for the whole production, which had:
9 immersive installations, 7 interactive performers, a team of more than 30 artists
750+ visitors, 8 shows, each visitor journey over 1 hour long
Within the production, I also did my own Installation and performance.
Installation: white cloth, fountain, glass containers, colored liquids, black feathers
Performance: "Death angel". 4 hours long, 10-minute cycles with groups of up to 5 people
Limbo was an invitation to journey into the mystical realms between life and death. Visitors were taken through immersive installations, where they interacted with performers while following a ludic yet profound narrative.
Travelers began their hour-long journey in small, intimate groups. They were hypnotized into dream state with the sand of forgotten dreams and sent through a narrow, disorienting tunnel. Although visitors were promised passage into the world of dreams, they may have taken the wrong turn, leading them to Limbo - a space between life and death.
As an angel of death, I guided visitors through ceremonies to honor the lives they've lived, what made them worth living, what stood out. After honoring death, I gave visitors playful potions of color to aid in their journey.
Before passing into the beyond, they were given a chance to write their last words and offered a choice: to become part of everything as they move into oblivion, or to enter the consciousness of another being. Each path was an opportunity for immersion and confrontation with the choice they made, followed by a performer-guided exploration of desires from the perspective of Limbo: a dimension of infinite possibilities.
In Limbo, visitors were given a space to delve into the lives they lived, their hopes, their fears, and their deepest dreams. In the end, visitors met the being who held all the keys and guided a ritual to open a very special door that would offer them a new opportunity to live on their planet.
The pictures on this site show Kia's installation and performance. She also wrote and directed Limbo, created together with a team of over 30 artists of the collective Dream World. More pictures and info about the whole production at https://dreamworld.space/limbo