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Performance: UR – Human Presence at Sensorium Aures

Text by CLOT Magazine 

UR Human Presence is a performance taking place at four different times with limited capacity on the 21st of October. The event tries to capture what defines our ability to be present in space and time. ‘The performance is taking place right now as you are reading this. UR attempts to bring awareness to the art of everyday living.’

These are words by Christian Duka, the sound artist and the curator of the upcoming event at Aures London in Waterloo, the UK’s first fully immersive entertainment venue with cutting-edge acoustics and 3D audio-visual projections.

Drawing from osteopath Sundip Aujla’s knowledge, Christian Duka, with sound artist Jose Macabra designed a 3D sound score. At the same time, Rebecca Evans choreographs a group of dancers from her contemporary dance company Pell Ensemble. To all that, artist Elissavet Sfyri responds, performing around the edges of the space with her voice amplified and her inner organs pre-recorded. Marco Maldarella curates the visuals, which cap this immersive somatic scene to make this a truly unforgettable experience for the engaged audience.

The participating viewers will witness the whole situation inside the system of these intertwined improvised art forms. Positioning the viewer in the centre of this happening and close to the others is exactly what makes her or him aware of their presence while providing energy for the improvising artists. Each improvised performance element relies on the other to create an image of interrelated structures, a metaphor for the human body. By embodying the sonic, visual and moving matter, the audience can imagine their body’s inner workings as it lives.

UR Human Presence invites everyone willing to understand what it means to be a body and what it means to be now and here, to join this complex, unpredictable event of interlaced artistic responses that will make one value human presence in such a mind-blowing way.

(Photo courtesy of the artist)
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