97 Hz

A theatrical performance exploring the relationship between video, sound, theatre and new technologies.

97 Hz was presented as a theatrical performance for an actor, musician and video artist. Loosely based on text from This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun, the piece explores a man’s solipsistic journey in the absence of light and human contact. and takes the audience through a nightmarish and sublime journey, as dreams and reality, the inner self and the outer world become increasingly indistinguishable.

97 Hz springs from research into the simultaneous use of different artistic forms: dance, sculpture, theatre, music and video and proposes a new approach to combine artistic disciplines.

97 hz has been presented at Tropea Teatro Festival (2010), at XXIX Festival Spaziomusica, Autunno Danza and Cagliari and Computer Arts Festival, Padova (2011).

Collaborators on 97 hz:
Co-production 2010 TiconZero (Italy) + SDNA (UK)
Concept, direction and music: Alessandro Olla
Video: SDNA (Valentina Floris, Ben Foot)
Performer: Massimo Zordan
Text: Gianni Guardigli
Costumes: Salvatore Aresu
Production assistant: Roberta Serra