PURE is an immersive performance installation that investigates how our most intimate imagination and narratives influence our future.
Guided on a parcours of living statues, the audience activates these situations by their physical presence. With their personal background and history coming into play, they are invited to explore the various ways by which we design our reality, ranging from how we choose to construct our image to our more unconscious hopes or desires.
PURE is the second part of a trilogy inspired by Spinoza's concept of eternity, and is closely linked to birth and death: How do these images of ourselves get called into life? How do they materialise themselves? And how can we become conscious of them in order to actively engage with them or lay them to rest? PURE is a collective ritual that gauges to this essence of our human condition through an experience of heightened intimacy.
In PURE, the body is considered as a material to compose an installation that transforms through time. The duration of the installation is determined by the last visitor. Just as BRIGHT, the frst part of the trilogy, PURE will be recreated as a unique parcours in each theatre, gallery, site of other presentation context. This creation takes place during a workshop of 10 days with local volunteers. This workshop will be open at any moment to be observed or joined by new volunteers. After visiting the installation, everyone from the audience will have the possibility to become a performer for the next day's performances.
Concept & development: Christian Bakalov — Artistic assistance: Tatyana Petrova — Production: ArtEast Foundation — Co-production: workspacebrussels (Brussels) — With the support of: Station (Belgrade), Fabrika 126 (Sofia), Les Brigittines (Brussels)