Benjamin Sunarjo  – HKB


Breath is one of those rhythms that form the subconscious backdrop to our existence, that fine line between death and transcendence. in/ out aims to perturb that rhythm. Breath is isolated from the moving body: spatially through use of a wireless mic and speaker to make the breath heard in a location other than where it is produced, and temporally by physically holding back the breath of a specific movement, only to recite it later.

in/out uses a reduced movement language and works with the separation of breath and movement. It draws attention to what is missing and thus exposes something that is normally hidden inside, intimate. In the end of the performance, even the performer himself is missing, leaving the audience alone with a breathing loudspeaker and their imaginations, free to conjure images of movement based on the disembodied breath they hear.