How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) at Oerol Festival – TERSCHELLING


Critic's Choice: 'With How To Exit A Reality (Attempt 1 of 19), Andrea Božić and Julia Willms manage to contemplate on the concept of reality in a fascinating, alienating and meditative way. In doing so, they showcase the power of theater and imagination, ending with a pun: how can you escape the theatre?' Theaterkrant

We are very happy to show How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19), our performance in collaboration with the moon at Oerol Festival on Terschelling. The performance is based on the Metonic score: a cycle where the Moon returns to exactly the same place in the night sky and against the same backdrop of the stars every 19 years.

Especially for the performances at Oerol, we have prepared the exact same night sky as it was in 1605, the year witch-hunt ended in the Netherlands and the year 2061, the year of the fist human settlement on the moon.

For the performance, we have collected night-time dreams, memories, scientific models, moon rituals and SF fiction, all relating to the moon, spanning from the distant past to the deep-time future. The two performers take the audience on a journey through these different realities merging them with the architectural space of the theatre, so they all take place at the same time here and now.

How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a performance based on the escape room principle: we are looking for an exit but every time we find one, we end up in another reality. The two performers apply dream logic and gameplay to the world, approaching it as an existential virtual game – one that we can navigate, change, shift and play, or attempt to exit its logic. Every exit we take brings us to yet another reality – until even the space here and now becomes yet another fluid fiction.

Read the full review here (in Dutch)

How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19)


Concept, script, choreography, space design, video installation by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms script collaboration by Billy Mullaney performed by: Billy Mullaney and Julia Willms  sound Robert Pravda light Pablo Fontdevila management  TILT  Marieke van Bueren technique Pablo Fontdevila production Michael Scerbo photography Thomas Lenden and Andrea Božić

Produced by TILT, residency: Veem House for Performance.

Made possible by the financial contribution of the Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Tijl Fonds, Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Horizon and DAS Research.

Friday 09 June: 21:00 hrs
Saturday 10 June: 15:00 and 21:00 hrs
Sunday 11 June: 15:00 and 21:00 hrs
Monday 12 June: 21:00 hrs
Tuesday - rest day
Wednesday 14 June: 21:00 hrs
Thursday 15 June: 15:00 and 21:00 hrs
Friday 16 June: 15:00 and 21:00 hrs
Saturday 17 June: 15:00 and 21:00 hrs
Sunday 18 June: 15:00 hrs



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Oerol Festival

Terschelling, The Netherlands

Language: English




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