EIDOS is a conditional moment, placing the human into a polar setting, oscillating between gloom and lightness. The performance aims to break the human apart, both physically and mentally, to observe and contemplate the process, only to build them up again. The Greek word “eidos” translates to “form” that aspires towards a clean and clearly defined idea – this undertaking is an attempt to force our humanity into these ideals. The central players of the performance are the space that strives to act as a depressing soil, the video that opens a window to another possible reality, and the human who rises from the soil and reaches for the stars. In this earthly existence, there are numerous depressing and dark phenomena we all experience in some way – loss, death, birth, blindedness, desire, anger, love. EIDOS will be a fragile thread weaving these inevitabilities together to create an arc that in the end can only shoot for the sun – to cease, to end and to find peace.
EIDOS is inspired by questions like: What is the shell we inhabit? Where does "I" begin and where does it end? What kind of pieces of humanity do we need to make up a whole? What in us is superfluous and what have we dragged along for far too long? What is the lifeblood that flows in us and keeps us going?
EIDOS is born at a time, where the world around us is broken into pieces and is becoming increasingly incomprehensible. The performance aims to create a space-time for the audience, where they can sense and reflect on all the aspects of being human in their beauty and pain.
Premiere: 27 October 2023 at the Chamber Hall of Sakala 3 Teatrimaja.