Thu 23 February
Imagine a place that defies your senses. Imagine rhythms that affect your vision. Imagine a room where the dimensions of the space appear resilient. Imagine the pressure of sound transforming a body into vibrations. Imagine light that makes you perceive darkness. GRIND offers this place – where the components of body, light and sound create binds that affect, confuse and move.
GRIND is a collaboration between choreographer and dancer Jefta van Dinther, lighting designer Minna Tiikkainen and sound designer David Kiers.
The piece is inspired by synesthesia – a condition in which people can taste colors of see sounds. With pulsating, cutting, flickering lights and the unrelenting beats of dark, loopy techno, it is a choreography of matter and a notion of movement’s productivity that GRIND generates.
GRIND seeks to challenge our grip on reality by suspending our senses and short-circuiting perception. Simple elements are turned into a full-on affective machine. Through duration and repetition the components of body, light and sound turn around and around, mixing until they start to seem foreign.
“The light and darkness dances, the image lurches and I get sucked into it. It feels like I’ve been in another country. And I certainly have.” - Scenbloggen Expressen
“…brutal monotonous aesthetics, and a relentless pulverizing of the audience’s consciousness. Yet, a very enjoyable pulverizing.” - Nummer.se
“Grind is a strange and brutal experience for eye, ear and body. The intellect is wiped out and materia is set in motion.” - Svenska Dagbladet