Eight

Michel van der Aa - 2019 - 15 min.

The boundaries between music, theatre and virtual reality become blurred in this mixed reality world, where virtual and physical walls converge and an elderly woman takes us in tow across time. Her time.

With Eight, Michel van der Aa takes the visitor on a journey that is a life story in reverse chronological order. The visitor is successively introduced to a woman around 70 years old, her 35-year-old version and finally in the form of an eight-year-old girl. You not only follow her through this virtual reality world, but you interact with her and the installation itself. Her memories are found spread across the flexible walls, which can be activated through interactive hieroglyphs. When you touch a character, you unlock the matching memory. The physical and virtual corridors you walk down converge in an endless space.

Eight had its world première at the Holland Festival in June 2019 and is presented at Aix-en-Provence, Beijing, Hannover, Helsinki and Adelaide.

De experience lasts half an hour in total.

Disclaimer: ‘Eight’ is not recommended for individuals with severe fear of heights, claustrophobia, heart conditions, back conditions, a history of seizures, epilepsy, and/or sensitivity to flashing lights. It is not recommended for visitors under the age of 12.

Tickets

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Sat 28 Sep 11:00 - 12:40 11,00

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Sat 28 Sep 13:20 - 18:20 11,00

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Sat 28 Sep 19:00 - 21:00 11,00

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Sun 29 Sep 10:20 - 12:40 11,00

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Sun 29 Sep 19:00 - 21:00 11,00

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Mon 30 Sep 10:20 - 12:40 11,00

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Mon 30 Sep 13:20 - 18:20 11,00

Eight

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Ontvangstruimte 2e etage Mon 30 Sep 19:00 - 21:00 11,00

Credits

Director(s) Michel van der Aa
Producer(s) Rosita Wouda
Production Company
Stichting doubleA
Co-producer(s)
Stichting Holland Festival
Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence
Chateau La Coste
Beijing Music Festival
KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen
Helsinki Festival
Ellen van Bunnik
Co-production Company
The Virtual Dutch Men
Research
Madelon Kooijman
Niels Nuijten
Production Design
Theun Mosk
Editing
Richard de Paauw
Costume Design
Esmee Thomassen
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Visual Effects
Richard de Paauw
Music
Cast
Kate Miller-Heidke
Vakil Eelman
Livia Kolk
Nederlands Kamerkoor
Distribution
Intermusica
Concept Development
Graphic Design
Theun Mosk
Interface and Interaction Design
The Virtual Dutch Men
Technical Realisation
Siemen van der Werf
The Virtual Dutch Men
Production Country
Netherlands, France, China, Germany, Finland