Pillow Talk

The voice is surely an uncanny phenomenon. In the digital age it leaves us constantly in doubt, if a person or a non-person is speaking. In this immersive performance, doubt and conviction change roles in the blink of an eye. Spread out on a hilly landscape, audience engages in a conversation with something that is there and not there at the same time. An artificial voice functions as a mediator, a partner and a mirror to one's own.


While conversations are constructed word-by-word, impressions are shared, naps are taken, and time is passed, Pillow Talk is an invitation to reposition yourself in direct relation to the non-human.


Concept, Direction: Begüm Erciyas

Scenography: Elodie Dauguet

Light design: Jan Maertens

Sound design: Matthias Meppelink 

Interface developer: Ruben van de Ven

Dramaturgy: Marnix Rummens

Script Collaboration: Matthias Meppelink, Katja Dreyer, Dennis Deter, Hermann Heisig

French Version: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias

Production /PR: Barbara Greiner

Artistic Advice: David Weber-Krebs

Research Support: Robert M. Ochshorn, Holger Heissmeyer, Ewa Bankowska, Jozef Wouters, Diego Agulló, Vincent Roumagnac, Taro Inamura, Michael Spranger 


A production by Begüm Erciyas and Platform 0090

Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, STUK Leuven, Buda Kortrijk , PACT Zollverein Essen, Centre Dramatique National Nanterre-Amandiers

Research Support: wp-Zimmer Antwerp, Q-O2 Brussels, Saison Foundation Tokyo

Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Flemish Community, Ministery of Culture.