Quicklime is an invitation to dive into the remnants of an ecosystem, a rarefied landscape of inertia, inhabited by standing swimmers, suspended in a space-time continuum.
This durational performance/ human installation is based on a cybernetic system that follows its own set of rules to evolve gradually —almost unperceivably to the alien eyes —, into the soundscape of a posthuman vivarium. The I in Quicklime is collective, as the ecology of the landscape is fueled by the synergy of the elements that define it: the performers, the audience and the media.
Throughout the duration of Quicklime the audience is welcome to come and go as they wish.
Concept/Music/Direction: Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Assistant director: M. Eugenia Demeglio
Texts: H. Muller, Aeschelus, Heracletus, W. Shakespeare, T.S. Elliot , G. Seferis, F. Hölderlin
Adaptation: Nikos Ioakeim, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris
Devised with and performed by: Nikos Ioakeim, Katerina Kostantourou, Nikos Adwnopoulos, Friso van Wijck, Gonçalo Almeida, Theresa Elflein, Arthur Leadbetter.
Special thanks for the support to: [OUT]OPIAS, Modern Body Festival, Esther-Mary D’Arcy, Lou Perrotta, Jordi Ballarin, Athar Jaber, Luisa Barbero, Olivia Gray, Massimo Demeglio, Silvana Rufino, Roberto Alfieri, Fotini Arapi, Giovanni Mori, Verbena Giambastiani, Eniluap Rentsök, Rachele Rapisardi, Vasso Polymeni, Alberto Novello, Roubini Papadaki, Tanbir Johal, Mihailos Liontiris.
This performance is one of the experiments of a larger scale practice-based research on interactive music theatre.