With Nausea, Oona Libens turns the space around her into a kind of aquarium that allows us to explore the vibrant and glittering surfaces on the dark and gloomy bottom of the sea. Underway, a narrator informs us about the most interesting sea creatures.
Teatro Dondolo was a traveling company of puppet players from the 19th century, now revived by the young Belgian-Swedish artist Oona Libens. As a shadow-player she integrates a variety of media archaeological techniques to stimulate all senses during her performances.
Nausea is a poetic-scientific performance, a live documentary visualized by means of shadows, projections and reflections. The soundtrack is played from a reel-to-reel recorder, and several analogue projectors cast extra layers on the screen. Nausea is played in a delicate and complex construction consisting of fragile mechanisms, strings, wheels, fishing hooks, fish bones and bits of cardboard.
Part of the exposition Nuts & Bolts, Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Het Atelier, free admission. Nausea will be performed twice: Fri 3 Feb and Sat 4 Feb, 17:00.
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