A landscape “led by oil”, an adventure game called “OILinity”. But what kind of game are they exactly playing? The three slow speed, almost robotic characters might be three virtual reality avatars or some explorers digging for oil, or even soldiers lost in the desert. An invisible energy exercises its power on them while three mysterious objects, covered by black cloths, irresistibly attract them to immediately reject them. “OILinity” draws the emotional condition of a society controlled by oil, says Kat Valastur, Greek choreographer who chose Berlin as her home port. But it is a journey to Bakou, - an oil industry center - that inspired this mysterious trio on the edge of visual arts, undoubtedly loaded with irony.
concept and choreography Kat Válastur / HAU
Dramaturgy Thomas Schaupp Lighting Design and Technical Direction Martin Beeretz Sculptures & sound Filippos Kavakas set design Laila Rosato Costumes Lydia Sonderegger
with Nitsan Margaliot, Enrico Ticconi & Kat Válastur
Production management (Tour) HAU Artist Office / Sabine Seifert Touring & Distribution HAU Artist Office / Nicole Schuchardt
Kat Válastur has been discovered during Chantiers d’Europe 2015.