Doris’ Hand


photo: Pablo Guzman



Various dimensions of sound are being created by intricate programming of electronic sensorial mechanisms, yet approachable to the ear; integrated into combinations of codes, movement research, with daring use of the tools of contemporary dance and performance art. Furthermore, the ways of approaching the contemporary violin playing and the motion controlled live electronics allow the performer to create a broad world of sound, movement and state, alone in the performance space; a mixture of pure human qualities, artistic tools with artificial intelligence giving us the duality of today’s reality.


This dual language which Doris, -meaning bounty and kindness who is half person half alien, like a nymph, however genderless- reconstruct a bridge of consciousness between our dimensions and the ones of the Death. The performer reflects on the conscious of what is to happen, yet not knowing when. Throughout the piece appear gestures and conditions learned from within a shared experience over twelve months regular visits in Hospice. It triggers a state constantly raising love and life celebrations.


Premiere at the NOW! Festival -Form per form- on November 1st. 2018 at Folkwang Museum in Essen. // In Collaboration with: Folkwang Universität der Künste, Kunstring e.V. Verein der Freunde des Museum Folkwang. ZAIK – Quartier am Hafen Köln.
Production and artistic direction: iSaAc EH // Technical coordination: Vincent Michalke. //Artistic advice: Rafaele Giovanola, Benjamin Grau, Barbara Maurer, Nicolas Berge and Tacho Tinta // Costume: Maria Shykyrinska & iSaAc EH


Created and performed by: iSaAc Espinoza Hidrobo and Vincent Michalke


Duration of the piece: 20 – 30 min