Science of Signs I: Lights & Vessels
a dance lecture performance by The progressive wave
Premiere: October 21st, 2016 in the frame of ID festival, Berlin.
In a mindful laboratory, a sign language interpreter operates a mystery: What is the language above all languages, and what universal messages are echoing through it? He wears the alchemist gloves to examine the inevitable relationship between language, identity and consciousness.
A mystic voyage into the universal teachings of Kabbalah wisdom. This narrated solo piece aims to uncover a thought-provoking outlook on the secret knowledge, suggesting an up to date interpretation of the sacred tongue.
Making use of cameras, 3D video mapping, and live visual experimentations, this audio-visual performance is portraying saturated translations to existential questions, and exploring the indivisible substance everything is made of.
Lights & Vessels is the first chapter in The progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs. A scientific solo piece about the metaphysics of language and love.
Promotion Photography and Video Teaser: Shira Kela
Lights & Vessels is a production of The progressive wave with the support of ID Festival (Berlin) and with the kind support of Tanzlabor 21 (Frankfurt), Radialsystem V, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Heilehaus and Diamond Freddie (Berlin).
Photos: Ruthe Zuntz