TRACKS is based on a dramaturgy of resonances and frequencies, in order to give access to particular spaces, to historical, mental and imaginary architectures. All walls close upon a different emptiness. All spaces have particular frequencies. All that vibrates between 20 Hz and 20 kHz produces a sound. In 1978, dr. David Kemp put a microphone against his ear and was the first to realize that the ear itself produces sounds. After I AM 1984, the first part of this trilogy, we continue to do a mise en scène of History. In the first part, we outlined the associative ramifications of BM (the avatar of the performer Barbara Matijevic) using drawings. In TRACKS, we continue to follow the story of BM, having as the reference point the year 1989 and outlining a new heuristic map by using sound, or more precisely: «soundscapes». Created by using found, invented, manipulated or de-contextualized sounds, these soundscapes are articulated around a narrative which, favoring History’s “deaf spots”, challenges the narrative structures of historians and establishes an ambiguous relationship to reality and fiction.
TRACKS is a second part of a trilogy called: Theory of a performance to come or the only way to avoid the massacre is to become its authors?
Authors: Giuseppe Chico and Barbara Matijević
Performer: Barbara Matijević
Dramaturgy assistant: Saša Božić
Sound design: Giuseppe Chico and Damir Šimunović
Production: Kaaitheater / Bruxelles
Executive producer: 1er stratagème and De facto
Co-production: Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Eurokaz Festival / Zagreb, Art Workshop Lazareti / Dubrovnik
Supported by: Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb
Prémiere: 8 october 2009 in to the Festival Spoken World, Kaaitheater / Bruxelles ( Belgium )
Duration: 50 minutes.
Languages: English, French or Italian
Thanks to: Marie Roche / Grand Ensemble for project management
Credits: Giuseppe Chico, 2010, Creative Commons 3 BY-SA
8-9/10 Festival Spoken world, Kaaitheater / Bruxelles ( Belgium )
20/11 Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou / Paris ( France )
27/11 iLive3, Life / St Nazaire ( France )
18-20/02 Museé d’art Contemporain, Zagreb ( Croatia )
25-26-27/02 Museé d’art Contemporain, Zagreb ( Croatia )
20-21/03 UOVO Festival, Triennale / Milan ( Italy )
4/03 Performatik festival , Kaaitheater / Bruxelles ( Belgium )
30/03 Festival 360°, La Passerelle / St.Brieuc_ ( France )
22/07 Festival d’Avignon – 25e Heure / Avignon ( France )
3/ 02 Cabaret de curiosités#7, Scène nationale du Phénix / Valenciennes ( France )
Equipe in touring
A black board 3mt. wide, 2.20 mt. high, on which is possible to write with a white chalk
A sponge and a bucket
Distance of about 3 mt. between the board and the first row of the audience
Without any change during the entire play. The light illuminates the entire board with a filter 202 or 203 and cuts straight to the sides and the top of the frame. It is more open at the foot of the board, illuminating up to 3 mt of the ground.
The public is also lit, using audience lights, low intensity.
A Yamaha console 01V 10 inputs/10 outputs
CD player auto-pause
Wireless microphone system: Headworn Mic (skin colored, with windscreen) and Lavalier Mic, both compatible with same Bodypack Transmitter (we will choose one of the two after testing)
10 speakers MPB 200 or equivalent (or more powerful, depending on the size of the space) with grids for hanging + 2 subwoofers
(stereo rear of stage, stereo front of stage with subwoofers, double cluster in center stage, stereo rear of audience, possibly additional ones between front of stage and rear of audience*) * depending on the depth of the audience space
DI 2 to ipod
Connecting cable jack / mini jack 4 mt.
Mounting of pannel, audio and lights one day before, last adjustments the morning before the show
6 hours of rehearsals