Oceanic is a reflection on listening and a feminist study of the hierarchies of sounds.
Handcrafted masur bowls are spread across the stage, following nature’s own form with their unique and organic shapes.
A woman is floating in a hallucinogenic sea, moving through what becomes a mythological landscape. She is evoking the past and present, voices and memories.
Oceanic has an original, immersive sound set-up, including custom-made mechanical string instruments. Together, the protagonist, the sounding sculptures and the light create an embodied space for careful tuning and wild listening.
Oceanic premiered at Atalante, Gothenburg in March, 2020. The performance is part of a body of work dealing with how political and cultural structures are embedded in the senses. This series includes the works: Liaisons (performance, 2018), Shrill (sound work, 2018), Oceanic (performance, 2020) and Hail to The Good Listener (Performance commissioned by Danish Dance Theatre, 2021).