Staged exhibition @ Draakoni galerii

HENRI HÜTT, EVELYN RAUDSEPP

11.08-29.08. 2015

“But I Know From Your Smile that I Did Some Harm, 
Poisoning the Rainbow For a While…”

Staged exhibition focuses on the possibility of theatre magic in a gallery space/context. How theatre magic is created? On one hand, it is a synergy between different theatrical components, but as important is the audience’s will to go along. Those two together in framed time and space create the performative situation.
“But I Know From Your Smile that I Did Some Harm, Poisoning the Rainbow For a While…” centers on contact / communication / coexistence. There is a group of professional on stage – dancing plants Codariocalyx Motorius. Can the gallery space create an environment for dancing? The audience is placed on the same fragile platform as in contemporary dance performance – will there be dance or not?

Music has a very important role in this staged exhibition experience, original soundtracks are composed by Algorutmid, Argo Vals, rin-la and Taavi Tulev.

“But I Know From Your Smile that I Did Some Harm, Poisoning the Rainbow For a While…” continues the series of staged exhibitions by Henri Hütt and Evelyn Raudsepp; their first attempt to find the intersection of theatre and visual art took place at performing arts festival Baltoscandal 2014. Investigating the format of staged exhibition, the authors continue testing theatrical components in the white cube.

(Photos by: Hannes Aasamets)

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