Absorbing Exposure is a photographical performance, searching for a sublime moment that has already passed.
How do light and time influence our experiences and later our memories?
Are we able, by shining a new light on them in a different time, to allow passed experiences to exist in a parallel world of images?
During the performance, live pictures are taken in the space (and therefore time) where the performance takes place. By means of photographical techniques and projections the memories of the camera and those of the performers as well as the audience are transposed and redirected into time. Evelien Cammaert attempts to trace moments from the past, relocate them and finally frame them, before they once again are swallowed by the dark. While an increasing amount of traces are left behind, images are caused to melt together with time. Lifting each other towards a new level of existence.
Concept, text, images: Evelien Cammaert; Performers: Evelien Cammaert, Stijn van Erp
Scenography: Joris Perdieus; Coaching: Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens, Advice: Bart Van den Eynde, David-Weber-Krebs; Production/ co-production: Tiny Things, C-Takt, Platform 0090
Special thanks: Brunakra Residency Program (2015), Gustaf & Andrea Grapengiesser, Stichting Academiefonds Toneelacademie Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd, Dries Perdieus, Hans Lasschuyt, Jo van Laar.
images: Evelien Cammaert