‘Qualia’ are the building blocks, the basic elements of our sensations. They are the indivisible ‘atoms’ of our perception. Does the color red for instance look identically the same to individuals or not? In what way are our sensorial perceptions subtly different from one person to another?
Dolores Hulan and Carl de Smet create choreographic worlds that act as closed systems, where unencumberance and sensitivity can be refined. It is a miniature universe that puts the ’qualia ’ in a scope of possibilities. Something one would normally be experiencing just with closed eyes, is now outside the spectator. Story, emotion and image blur into a single dynamic process whilst dance and installation generate the invisible power of the spectacle. What remains is an experience freed from concrete actions or a narrative line, instead it wants to give the possibility of varying interpretation and imagination.
Concept: Dolores Hulan and Carl De Smet (noumenon)
Dancers: Lieve De Pourcq, Dolores Hulan
Light: Laurence Halloy
Costume: Samuel Dronet
Sound: Joanna Bailie, Christoph Meierhans
Technical Team: Carl De Smet, Jean-François Bohez, Corneel Cannaerts, Christoph Donse, Philippe Vercauteren
Thanks to: Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld, Carole Martinière, Eugénie Poste, Luc Schaltin
Supported by the Vlaamse Overheid, österreichisches Kulturforum, Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats/Brussels, STUK/Leuven, Netwerk Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst/Aalst, BUDA/Kortrijk