In the depths of the universe, in the magma of the earth, in the atoms of the material world dense bodies loom, so dark and gravitational no light escapes them. No one knows if they are animals or minerals or both. Generally, the stable timespace manifold keeps the pull of their event horizon separated from human sensory perception. There are whispers however, that with the swelling eruption of cosmic flares portals have been broken open. Here, the event horizon breathes and inflates—beckoning the interface where dark bodies tickle with their tongues, suction with their orifices, nibble with their tiny teeth and caress with the enormous tips of their feelers the skin, the glands, the eyeballs, the bottom of the feet of the user at the cusp of the portal threshold...
The Hungarian artist group Hollow teams up with Berlin-based Omsk Social Club to explore the organic and inorganic depths of the dark unknown. Merging the methodologies of contemporary dance, sound, poetics, augmented reality (AR) and real game play (RGP), the group stages a consensual hallucination as multimedia performance project, inviting participants to become absorbed, estranged or both. The project is co-produced by the Hungarian Sín Arts Centre production house and the German interdisciplinary event series Montag Modus.
A Co-Production by SÍN Arts Centre & Montag Modus
Partners: Katlan Group, art quarter budapest, Divadlo X10, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
Supported by the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe Institut
This work is developed for the smartphone and invites you for a walk in 3 chapters. For more information visit: https://soilware.net
WINDSPEED was released as part of Montag Modus – stand out of our light in February, 2021. This work is developed for the smartphone and invites you for a walk. You can still participate in the walk, even if you missed the event at Montag Modus.
WINDSPEED runs on the mental algorithm also known as apophenia.
WINDSPEED explores walking as a psychoactive substance or embodied cybermancy.
WINDSPEED is an experience, a shared memory of fiction and reality, in which the dying embers of fourth-wall separation can either cool or encode something new...
In the year 2021, Mercury’s position on February’s full moon creates the unique conjuncture which allows Thermadite, spawnbot of Windspeed, to hijack the telecommunications network of Telegram. The chat becomes a site where timespace distorts into a nonconsensual hallucination. You allow yourself to be charmed into the waking dream of a lucid trail.
Face the stroke of Thermadite’s tendrils here
Sound: Cammack Lindsey
Videographers: Alexander Iezzi, Gergely Ofner