Yuko Mohri, Gisèle Vienne/Katia Petrowick, François J. Bonnet & Stephen F. O’Malley, Yuki Kawae, 404.zero
A kaleidoscopic exploration of extremes in sound, speed and experience
From booming techno music to the subtle sound and line pattern of carefully raked sand. When asked about their favourite bands and performers, this year’s Holland Festival associate artists, the theatre maker Gisèle Vienne and the composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, pull out all the stops. For example, there is the stunning audio-visual spectacle of the Russian duo 404.zero as well as music by François J. Bonnet (Kassel Jaeger) and Stephen F. O’Malley (Sunn O)))) that suggests a world simultaneously serene and anxious. But there is also a hallucinatory dance performance from Katia Petrowick in a choreography by Gisèle Vienne herself, which draws you into a different dimension of time. Yuki Kawae’s subtle Zen garden art, on the other hand, brings our awareness back to the present, while the artist Yuko Mohri uses her microphones to bring attention to the smallest acoustic details. Visitors will tour De School in a small group via a set route that takes you past all the various remarkable rooms in the building – from the bike cellar to the old classrooms and courtyard. The various acts can be seen and heard in an order that is different for every group. Every experience is unique, every transition from one room to the next will wake up the senses in some different way.