Absorbing Exposure

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Absorbing Exposure
is a photographical performance in search of 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 these moments of sublimity to keep existing in a parallel universe?
During the performance, live pictures are taken in the space (and therefore time) where the performance takes place. By means of projections, the memories of the
camera and those of the performers as well as the audience are transposed and redirected into time. Evelien Cammaert tries to find experiences from the past, relocate them and finally frame them, before they once again are swallowed by
the darkness. 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.

“In my performances I intend to let my imagination negotiate with the reality of the camera, in order to bend time, to create a kind of time machine.”

This performance was first created after a period of research, at the Brunakra Residency Program in Simrishamn, Sweden. It was presented to the public in this context in March and April 2015.

Credits:
Concept, tekst en beelden: Evelien Cammaert
Performers: Evelien Cammaert, Stijn van Erp
Set design: Joris Perdieus
Coaching and advise: Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens,
Bart Van den Eynde en David-Weber-Krebs
Production/ co-production: Tiny Things, C-Takt, Platform 0090
Speciale thanks: Brunakra Residency Program (2015), Gustaf & Andrea Grapengiesser, Stichting Academiefonds Toneelacademie Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd, Dries Perdieus, Hans Lasschuyt, Jo van Laar.

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