' A playful journey through different realities, based on the escape room principle
Choreographer Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms are known for creating playful spatial experiences with their performances and installations. How To Exit A Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a collaboration with the moon, based on the Metonic cycle: a cycle where the moon returns to exactly the same place in the night sky and against the same backdrop of the stars every 19 years. Especially for SPRING in Autumn they prepared exactly the same night sky in Utrecht as in 1603, the year in which witch trials in the Netherlands ended, and in the year 2059, the year of the first human settlement on the moon.
Together we go on a space-time journey through different realities - from dreams and memories to lunar rituals and SciFi fictions. The performance follows the idea of an escape room: we look for a way out, but every exit we take brings us to yet another reality, until we experience the space here and now as fictional - one that we can navigate ourselves, change and imagine differently.
Interview with Andrea Božić and Julia Willms
"One of the principles of our work is that it often includes real-life events. It is not a gimmick, it is important that something really happens, such as a moon eclipse.“
Concept, script, choreography, space design, video installation: Andrea Božić and Julia Willms
Script collaboration: Billy Mullaney
Performers: Billy Mullaney and Julia Willms
Animation: Julia Willms
Sound: Robert Pravda
Light: Vinny Jones
Management and production TILT: Marieke van Bueren
Technique: Erik Gramberg and Paul Beumer
Media and production assistant: Kay Churcher
Publicity and sales: CASC
EarthMoon image: Julia Willms
Dramaturgy intern: Tery Žeželj
Produced by TILT, residency: Veem House for Performance. Made possible by the financial contribution of the Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Tijl Fonds, Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Horizon and DAS Research.