門 Mon by composer Olga Szymula draws on a wide range of expressions, including film, animation, performance and experimental electronic music.
門 Mon (Jp. gate) is inspired by Japanese culture and the novel The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe.
Kōbō Abe’s novel tells an incredible story about a person who lives alone in a deep sand pit, with the sole purpose in life to move sand. Until the moment where the meaning of that life suddenly becomes uncertain.
Szymula, both fascinated and puzzled by the book, constructed her own narrative. Through her personal rewriting of the novel she created a work in the form of an intimate rite of passage for the main character of the piece.
The audience is invited to an individual immersive experience involving sound, image, presence and space.
Tickets: 50 kr [IMPORTANT: Tickets have to be bought online as there’s limited seats due to the audience having to wear headphones.]
Concept, Composer, Director and Editor: Olga Szymula
Cinematographer: Kaspar Peters
Animator: Sophia Ioannou Gjerding
Performer: Minami Saeki
Choir: Beatriz Gijón, William Schou, Maja Ejrnæs, Jens Haugset, Birgitte Lundtoft, Mao Yamashita
Shakuhachi player: Alfred Fabricius
Japanese calligraphy: Chiaki Watanabe
Translations: Yukiko Nakayama
Technical support: Mads Engell
Production: AUT, Nomadic island
Presented in Copenhagen by K!ART and made possible by Knud Højgaards Fond, KODA Kultur, William Demant Fonden, Statens Kunstfond, Dansk Musiker Forbund og Solistforeningen af 1921.
50 kr: https://billetfix.dk/en/e/mon/