Carry On

With carry on Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki conceive of space both as a memory and as a generator of movement.
With carry on Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki enter a new stage of their exploration of space, developing further their performance project distant voices in form of an installation. The modular sculpture of white cubes, which was manipulated and transformed by six performers in distant voices, continually shaping and reshaping the spaces in which the performance’s different versions were presented, now becomes the substratum on which an audiovisual multiplicity of texts, sounds and images will sprawl.
What formerly had been the means and the medium of – as the performance versions were entitled – conversations between audience members and performers now transforms into an environment in which each beholder’s perception establishes a specific constellation. Traces of former movements trigger the emergence of new ones – both physical and psychical.
To the same degree as the installation is grounded in distant voices, it will also exceed it. Both building on the outcomes of the latter and developing them further, carry on is as well a continuation of distant voices by other means as it is an exploration of spaces into which distant voices has not reached yet.
As distant voices opened up the time frame of its performance by going over to an informal setting in the end, carry on literally carries on in this respect by inviting its visitors to involve in an enduring arrangement where they both find remainders of former actions as their visit leaves traces of its own.
In this sense, the installation is a choreography in itself, its visit becoming a dance of perception. Between cubic objects and three dimensional letters, which wryly echo the aesthetics of minimal art, and in combination with temporary live actions carried out by performers, the visitors can discover a multiplicity of audiovisual elements which establish and/or suggest different relations between them, the performers and the surrounding space/objects.
carry on is not only an installation, but rather an installative process, carrying on not only with regard to distant voices, but also and especially in itself.

carry on is a site-specific event each time made for, and interacting with, the spaces it is installed/performed. Each version of carry on is therefor a 'new' creation in itself. Since October 2015 carry on versions were made in and for Spiral Hall (Tokyo), M-Museum (Leuven), Rucka Artists' Residency House (Rucka) and PACT Zollverein (Essen).
Concept & Direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki
Created & performed by: Andrey Andrianov, Heine Avdal, Ingrid Haakstad, Johann Loiseau, Roeland Luyten, Kayoko Minami, Yumi Osanai, Eivind Seljeseth, Yukiko Shinozaki, plus local performers
Sound design: Roeland Luyten
, Johann Loiseau
Dramaturgy: André Eiermann
Technical support: Culture Crew
Production: fieldworks vzw, Heine Avdal
Co-production: STUK (Leuven), PACT Zollverein (Essen), NPO Offsite (Tokyo)
With the support of: Norsk Kulturråd, Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie