How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) at SPRING in Autumn, UTRECHT

We are very happy to present How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19), a new performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms in collaboration with the moon with a premiere at SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht on 28-29 October 2021. 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 occasion of SPRING in Autumn, we have prepared the exact same night sky in Utrecht as it was in 1603, the year witch-hunt ended in the Netherlands and the year 2059, the year of the fist human settlement on the moon. The half moon phase is the best time reverse circumstances.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.


How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19)


Concept, script, choreography, space design, video installation: Andrea Božić and Julia Willms
Script collaboration: Billy Mullaney
Performers: Billy Mullaney and Julia Willms
Animation: Julia Willms
Sound: Robert Pravda
Light: Vinny Jones
Management and production TILT: Marieke van Bueren
Technique: Erik Gramberg and Paul Beumer
Media and production assistant: Kay Churcher
Publicity and sales: CASC
EarthMoon image: Julia Willms
Dramaturgy intern: Tery Žeželj
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.

Premiere 28 October 2021, 19.00 hrs
29 October 2021, 19.00 hrs
29 October 2021, 21.30 hrs

SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht
at Theater Kikker

Ganzenmarkt 14
3512 GD Utrecht

Language: English


3-5 December 2021, Frascati, Amsterdam


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