"Dream Cargoes" @ Utopien Vermeiden, Werkleitz

  • Technikhalle, Holzplatz 1 Halle (Saale) Germany

The Earth is an abandoned shipwreck in the infinite wastes of space. A lone human has been left behind and is witness to wondrous planetary transformations. Blooming out of toxic substances, new life forms arise from bio- and nano-technologies and half developed KI – a new Garden of Eden.

The events in this audio-visual performance inspired by J. G. Ballard are seen through the eyes of the protagonist, who submerges deeper and deeper into psychedelic landscapes visualised by Lucy Benson and Marcel Weber. They form a new world made of analogue and algorithmically manipulated film material. The accustomed contours of reality mutate, blur and dissolve.

The music is provided by Roly Porter and Keith Fullerton Whitman and pits the string section and modular synthesizer against one another. A new evolution is set in motion – the eternal agon between synergy and chaos.

Dream Cargoes was commissioned by Werkleitz and the Unsound Festival in Krakow.