Two Voices by Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain
Actors: Annabelle Hinam and Thor Louwerens

09.12.2022, 17:00

Venue: ROZENSTRAAT - a rose is a rose is a rose
Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

For the past two decades, the Brazilian artistic duo Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain have been working on a coherent oeuvre which poetically translates various linguistic, scientific and meteorological findings. At Tlön Projects’ behest, they will now, for the first time, present a performance with a comprehensive staging environment which brings together various connected works. The presentation will constitute a framework within Tlön Projects’ Satellite Programme and its annual cooperation with ROZENSTRAAT - a rose is a rose is a rose in Amsterdam. 

Two Voices expresses the cyclical relationship of the sun and moon. The presentation’s titular piece is a black & white animation projected onto the opposing eastern and western walls. Sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset. One day per minute. 365 minutes equal a year.

30 minutes of this work constitute the score for two actors who will put the solar-lunar dialogue into words by reading excerpts discussing one or the other. The lecture’s duration is determined by the heavenly bodies’ cycles. As these are asynchronous, there are moments at which the actors read aloud alone, moments of vocal overlay and moments of silence.

Both preceding and after the performance, Two Voices will alternate with two other animations: 28 Lunes and 365 Soles. The artisitic duo will exhibit a new series of text pieces from the ongoing project Palavras Compostas and a series of large prints: textual excerpts from the performance with the duration of one day transferred to a sheet of paper.

Finally, another of the works on show is a new piece from the series Vanitas which features words that reference the passing of time written using a notational system in which every letter of the alphabet is indicated by a particular number of flowers in a vase.

Performance Times:
09.12.2022 17:00 (Première)
10.12.2022 14:00 and 17:00
11.12.2022 11:00

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