SEAS Odessa World Launch documentary – Please note that footage for “Underneath – Nothing as silent as snow” starts from 10:25
A mixed media performance installation using digital imaging and live action exploring the convoluted journey to becoming a “European” and what lies underneath this apparent homogeneous identity. At the entrance the audiences’ “papers” were examined, their finger prints taken and other personal details as if they were at the Passport Control. The audience moved through a labyrinth and discovered a central dining room in which the actors involved them in a series of actions using sound and gesture. The audience were rewarded and punished arbitrarily. and mime. The performance lasted about 20-30 minutes and was repeated three or four times a day. Director Karena Johnson used local actors in each of the Black Sea venues the show as presented The maze itself (designed by Melih Gorgun) was re-configured in each new venue.