DIVERTED TRAFFIC PRODUCTIONS
In 2020 we have been working together on ''Fittings'', ''Homeward'' and ''Invisible Nomads''. As a collective, we mutually support each other’s individual projects, filling in the blanks with our respective skills and expertise. We regard the three projects as a major part of the collective’s portfolio. Click on the images for more information on the projects.
MESS! (2019, Berlin)
Experimental performance for the Show of the Gallery Weekend Berlin, 2019 in Alte Münze. Through sound design, dance, movement, text and visual metaphors, three different artists collaborate to share their views on failure and the amount of effort needed to cope in the harsh contemporary world of art. Everything is improvised. everything is balancing on the ground and ridiculously failing in front of an audience. Meanwhile the opera singer Maria Callas has been swallowed by a highly intelligent machine. Now she sings inside it forevermore. That’s a relief at least.
Mess! is an exploration of failure. It probably is a failed exploration of failure.
TOMORROW WILL IT BE LIGHTER THAN AIR I & II (2019, Berlin)
An evening of interdisciplinary performance as an outcome of an artist’s residency at Reinbeckhallen by a collective of artists from around the world. The two performances were created by 16 international artists during a two months residency at Stiftung Reinbeckhallen, Berlin. Taking as a starting point the film Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders, the piece converses with the themes of what it means to be human, the Other, ethereality, absence and the creation and destruction of worlds.
More information on Part I: click here
and for Part II: click here
THE OCEANOGRAPHER (2019, London)
Visual Physical Theatre piece, based loosely on Freud’s theories of psychoanalysis and Jung’s archetypes. A man’s unconscious world is portrayed as a dive into an ocean, reaching deeper into his core as the piece progresses. The man’s emotional and psychological traits and flaws take the form of distorted sea creatures, guiding him into a journey towards the deconstruction and reconstruction of his identity and finally self fulfilment.
UAL: Central Saint Martins, White Lab, London
Devised and directed by Fanis Sakellariou, Aziza Kadyrova, Violeta M. Valcheva
Choreography : Violeta M. Valcheva, Fanis Sakellariou
Sound Design: Fanis Sakellariou, co-producer Violeta M. Valcheva
Set & Costume Design: Aziza Kadyrova
Light Design: Fanis Sakellariou, Aziza Kadyrova, Violeta M. Valcheva
SEE IT! SAY IT! SORTED! (2019, London)
A performative site-specific experience derived from The Oceanographer. We’ll take you on a strange promenade along the daily routes of the London Underground… where otherworldly fantastical creatures represent the crises and struggles of TfL passengers and go on to explore the psychological landscape of day-to-day stress. Involves interaction with the audience.
Devised and performed by Aziza Kadyri, Fanis Sakellariou, Violeta M. Valcheva
Extra perfromer: Paige Baites
Photography by Mara Manea and Yuan Yue