(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.