(c) Elodie Dauguet



The voice is surely an uncanny phenomenon. In the digital age it leaves us constantly in doubt, if a person or a non-person is speaking. In this immersive performance, doubt and conviction change roles in the blink of an eye. Spread out on a hilly landscape, audience engages in a conversation with something that is there and not there at the same time. An artificial voice functions as a mediator, a partner and a mirror to one’s own.

While conversations are constructed word-by-word, impressions are shared, naps are taken, and time is passed, Hugvee is an invitation to suspend eye-to-eye relations and to reposition yourself in direct relation to the non-human.

Begüm Erciyas

While studying molecular biology and genetics in Ankara, Begüm Erciyas was engaged in various dance projects in Turkey and became part of [laboratuar], a performing arts research and project group. Later, she studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria and received the DanceWeb scholarship in 2006. Since then, she has been an active member of Sweet and Tender Collaborations, taking part in several collaborative and collective projects and meetings. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2007/08, at K3- Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg in 2009 and at the TanzWerkstatt Berlin in 2011. In 2012 she received stipends from the Berlin Senate and the Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin. In 2014 she was artist-in-residence at Villa Kamogawa / Goethe Institute Kyoto.


Concept, direction: Begüm ErciyasSet design: Elodie DauguetLight design: Jan MaertensSound design: Adolfina FuckInterface developer: Ruben van de VenDramaturgy: Marnix RummensScript collaboration: Adolfina Fuck, Katja Dreyer, Dennis Deter, Hermann Heisig, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-LogeriasProducer: Barbara GreinerArtistic advice: David Weber-KrebsResearch support: Robert M. Ochshorn, Holger Heissmeyer, Ewa Bankowska, Jozef Wouters, Diego Agullo, Vincent Roumagnac, Taro Inamura, Michael SprangerProduction: Begüm Erciyas and Platform 0090Supported by: the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings ProgramCo-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, STUK Leuven, Buda Kortrijk , PACT Zollverein Essen, Centre Dramatique National Nanterre-AmandiersResearch support: wpZimmer Antwerp, Q-O2 Brussels, Saison Foundation TokyoFunded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Flemish Community, Ministery of Culture