Robert Prosser


Premiere: European Forum Alpbach 2016
Navigating the Unknown – Fear and Pleasure of Dizziness – Festival @ Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel Aviv 2016

Enlightment stands for tolerance in encountering the alien and unknown. Nevertheless, the idea of the Islam as an enemy has taken over the common mind. The performance gambles with such concepts, leads to Sufi-ecstasy and the adrenaline-rush of illegal graffiti. As a vivid, accelerating canon this multimedia composition combines spraycan-sounds and muslim deathprayers with literature, voice and music. Aiming for dizziness and dealing with ecstasy in various shapes: as a phenomenon of demonstrating masses, an anonymous and powerful way of losing control. And also as a honest form of individuality, an origin of art. Language and the act of speaking become in this performance body and mind, music and instrument, rhythm and storytelling.