Shadow Meadow

Arnolfini / Mar 02 - 3:00PM


Shadow Meadow is a choreography for stroboscopes, physically perceptible sounds, vibrating space and images that form on the retina of the eye just after the lights go out. Using LED lights, stroboscopes, extreme smoke and sub bass, the performance offers an intense and immersive theatrical experience which is not suitable for the faint of heart.

In Shadow Meadow, Czech artist Jan Mocek investigates the all-pervading uncertainty and fear (the fear of unknown, the fear of the future) that rules the contemporary political situation in Europe. The performance does not speculate about all the possible futures or offer imaginative phantasies about how the world will look in coming decades. Instead, it investigates how the notion of the future, that is essentially unknown, is written and incorporated in our post-contemporary, daily-life experience.
“A technically well-executed performance that delivers a minimally powerful audiovisual experience, to the very limit of sensory (visual, auditory) tolerance. An intensive perception in the Czech theater, little known, can be long after the performance. ”
Pavel Širmer,

Warning: This performance uses stroboscopes and other extreme effects (a lot of smoke). It may not be suitable for children, pregnant women or people with epilepsy.

Presented by Submerge at Arnolfini
Supported in partnership by Czech Centre London

Show Support / thanks: MKČR, Magistrát hl. City of Prague, City of Prague 7, State Fund of Culture, Foundation of the Life of the Artist, Czech-German Future Fund, SixHouses zs
Concept and direction: Jan Mocek
Dramaturgy: Táňa Švehlová
Performers: Jan Mocek, Irina Andreeva
Light: David Prokopič
Sound: Matthias Hesselbacher
Production: Táňa Švehlová, SixHouses zs
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