Ongoing since 2019
Summit is an immersive performance speculating about dark future scenarios. It foreshadows the obscure conditions of a planetary event that radically changes life on Earth. Resembling a funeral where melancholia goes viral, it invites the audience for a trip to the land of eternal mourning. As a way of overcoming our fear of the unknown, Summit offers the acceleration of the journey to the inevitable end. In this piece Hollow uses multiple apparatuses to stage a seemingly dystopian reality where drops of unease plunge into the stream of hazy and dark fantasies. The group combines dance and role-playing with sound and augmented reality to build a gateway between the worlds of those present and the struggling bodies populating the fictional environment of Summit. What can be learned from the wretched? – the performance leaves such questions open. Instead of reaching the end where the answers could be found, it immerses the audience in the never-ending loop of speculations about what is yet to come. Paralyzed in the process of waiting for the “Future Event” the gatherers are confronted with the contours of a place where the dominant regimes of the present could lead us.
Created and performed by Viktor Szeri, Tamás Páll, and Gyula Muskovics
Sound: András Molnár & Tamás Marquetant
Guest performers: Darina Alster, Kaca Olivova, Kata Kállai, Ramóna Takács, Jenna Jalonen
Performed at MeetFactory, Prague, CZ; Y: Possible Futures, Divadlo X10, Prague, CZ; Ubik Eklektik Festival, Eger, HU; Under500 Festival, Budapest, HU; Public spaces of Budapest
Supported by the International Visegrad Fund, MeetFactory, Creative Europe - i-Portunus
We come together now
Sisters and Brothers
To reveal the already evident
We are here tonight
To make the best testimony
The revolutionary step
The only step to be made.
Because this is the last chance
And we are on the edge.
We are right at the point
Where we can’t stay any longer
Without being significantly disturbed
By what has to happen.
The cycle has come to an end
And for you the only way
To survive the refurbishment
Is that you join us.
You must diligently shoot ahead
In the dark forest
To see the light
To be eligible
And to witness the Future Event.