Blackout is a unique, immersive, new performance work for one person at a time by artist Tim Bishop. The work takes place in complete darkness and uses spatial audio and haptic feedback to create a multi-sensory and evocative environment for a powerfully self-reflective experience. A voice and physical guide encourage participants on an introspective journey without visual stimuli. The work uses sound, touch and interaction to engage with perceptions of physical and virtual contexts, and to reflect on each participant's own unique presence in the universe.
Blackout was first shown as a prototype at Stenkrossen in Lund in October 2019. It will premiere at Dunkers kulturhus in December 2019 before dates at Stenkrossen, Lund in January 2020 and Inter Arts Center, Malmö in Spring 2020. The work has been commissioned by Mono Festival of One-to-One Performance and is supported by Lunds kommun, BoostHbg, Sennheiser electronic GmbH and Lund University Humanities Lab.
Tim Bishop is a performance artist and spatial audio designer, living and working in Sweden. His practice focuses on creating personal connections between artwork and audience, prompting individual and, often, emotional responses through sensory, evocative and highly aesthetic experiences. His work has been shown in Sweden, Norway, Romania, Russia and the UK, including performances at Arnolfini gallery, Bristol, Lunds konsthall, Galleri CC in Malmö and Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Tim is also the founder and curator of Mono Festival.timbishopartist.com