Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere
Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere is a 50 minute performance for two dancers, an animated light sculpture and stereophonic sound in an isolated world that is both divided and united by technology.
During the three years in the lead up to the premiere, the artists exchanged stories, phone calls, and video rehearsals. They collected sound recordings throughout this period which helped them to think about differences in seasons, hemispheres and time zones. Many of these recordings can be heard within Sascha Budimski’s sound score.
Online connection has fed into the concept of this work, along with ideas about, connection, and disconnection. Inspired by cables and connections that make up the internet Fabian Bleisch has constructed a light sculpture made of fibre optic cables each lit by an individual LED light.
In Somewhere Everywhere Nowhere the artists seek to express the feeling of living in a world that is both divided and united by technology.
“This powerful, haunting performance by Adelaide-based Alison Currie and Japanese-born, Berlin-based Yui Kawaguchi explores the constraints and possibilities of this strange new age in which we find ourselves.”
“In 50 short minutes, Currie and Kawaguchi manage to convey this sense of being together, yet apart; of being individuals from different nations who share the same humanity; of ﬁnding connection in a virtual world while growing ever more disconnected from what is real.”
“Whether a warning or a lament, this is a performance that will burn deep long after it is over, leaving one pondering for days afterwards about the nature of the era of connectivity and disconnection we now live in.”
“This is a superb piece of work”
“…mesmeric and affecting…”