Absorbing Exposure is a photographical performance in search of a sublime moment that has already passed.
How do light and time influence our experiences and later our memories?
Are we able, by shining a new light on them in a different time, to allow these moments of sublimity to keep existing in a parallel universe?
During the performance, live pictures are taken in the space (and therefore time) where the performance takes place. By means of projections, the memories of the camera and those of the performers as well as the audience are transposed and redirected into time. Evelien Cammaert tries to find experiences from the past, relocate them and finally frame them, before they once again are swallowed by the darkness. While an increasing amount of traces are left behind, images are caused to melt together with time. Lifting each other towards a new level of existence.
“In my performances I intend to let my imagination negotiate with the reality of the camera, in order to bend time, to create a kind of time machine.”
Concept, tekst en beelden Evelien Cammaert Performers Evelien Cammaert, Stijn van Erp Set design Joris Perdieus Coaching and advise Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens, Bart Van den Eynde en David-Weber-Krebs
Production Tiny Things Coproduction C-Takt, Platform 0090 Speciale thanks to Brunakra Residency Program (2015), Gustaf & Andrea Grapengiesser, Stichting Academiefonds Toneelacademie Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd, Dries Perdieus, Hans Lasschuyt, Jo van Laar.