VISION OF AN UNDERWATER THEATRE
Sunday · 20. October 2013 · 13.30hrs*
Monday · 21. October 2013 · 14.00hrs*
Tuesday · 22. October 2013 · 14.30hrs*
Schelpweg 8/Duinstraat · 4357 AL Domburg
*The starting times may be subject to change due to the tide. Please check our website for up-to-date information
Rochus Aust · composition/spatial planning/trumpet
Fosco Perinti · voice/boats
Heinz Friedl · bassclarinette
Florian Zwissler · synthesizer/sound direction
It is not really worth asking who actually can or has to or should or wants to build increasingly taller dams the only relevant thing is until what point one can or has to or should or wants to build increasingly taller dams. When it comes to water it seems prudent, after a certain point, to simply go with the flow rather than against it. And once this decision has been taken it is worth spending some time getting to know the water.
And for this even in the light of misfortune when it comes to prognoses there will still be enough time, even thought the curve will eventually turn out to be exponential. For the first time nothing will be wrested from the water but rather will we simply not return any territory considered lost (or at least not return it that quickly).
The slowness of land seizure opens up a wondrous learning process. From tourism to cuturism: cultural events are offered to accompany the natural one. Entirely new genres can be generated while the common ones will necessarily have to change in order not to perish.
This is where the vision of an underwater theatre comes in. Art dug into the sand, a comedy which flows in tune with the water, sound dancing on the white crests of waves.
Rather than putting forward an end result, Domburg presents a vision of the development process of the coming 50 years as this, too, will be fluid.
The Domburg vision may seem selfish because right here is the first place the waters shall rise. However, neither glossing things over nor abstraction are of any use when it comes to powerful natural events, not even when they develop very slowly. After all, if we want to add a chapter to the evolutionary history of water then we might as well do it here.