Xpiritualism

2021, for two speaking performers, audio, projection, light and haze [9']

20/02/21 - performed by Irini Aravidou & Tobias Pfeil at Kraftwerk Bille (Hamburg, DE).

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'Xpiritualism' is a lecture on illumination and enlightenment given by two performers.

 

The scripts of the performers, archived as Instagram highlights, enlighten their faces in darkness whilst images projected through haze illuminate their bodies from behind. The performers speak in various overlapping, confused contexts whilst also exploring the Instagram hashtag #xpiritualism, a questionable aesthetic spearheaded by a problematic content creator.

The work explores digital mysticism, a western co-opting of Islamic iconography and 2010s progressive house music.