The Dreamless

Technostalgia

Welcome to Mars. You take a walk among the remains of an abandoned human colony. The residents who once settled here have disappeared without a trace. Strolling through the Pompeii of the future, you will hear a soundtrack of stories, music, conversations and live ambient sounds, led by a guide who has been left there. All the performances are in English as well!

In coproduction with Strijbos & Van Rijswijk, the Ulrike Quade Company will go on an archaeological discovery tour in Technostalgia in the dune landscape of Terschelling during Oerol, 14 to 23 June 2019. Tickets available online from May 28th.

What if all people disappear suddenly, can technology continue without us? Or would technology miss us?

Technostalgia takes you into the future. Mankind has left Earth and attempted to settle on Mars. But life on Mars appears much more hostile than imagined and everyone gets chronic nostalgia for Earth. Again man searches for a new place. Somewhere in infinity there must be a place where everything is good and beautiful?

A last servant left behind welcomes us. Together we walk through the remains of an abandoned world. He looks back with us at the fruitless attempts of man to shape a new world here. We are introduced to former Mars residents; a demented, pregnant young woman, a father whose child wants to play outside, a biologist with the task of growing edible food and a race-optimistic man. Through headphones we hear their stories, fragments of dialogues from the past, live ambient sounds and music, while we wander through the abandoned landscape.

Under the direction of Ulrike Quade, with music by composer duo Strijbos & Van Rijswijk, text by filmwriter Marcel Roijaards and the voice of actor Rick Paul van Mulligen, Technostalgia becomes an audio tour that takes you through the deserted landscape of Mars.


Credits

Director: Ulrike Quade
Musical concept & composition: Strijbos & Van Rijswijk
Text: Marcel Roijaards
Performers: Kenzo Kusuda, Alidtcha Binazon, Niels van Heijningen, Tom de Ronde
Dramaturgy: Thomas Lamers
Scenography: Sabine Okrouhlík, Kevin Pieterse, Noor Stenfert Kroese o.l.v. Sacha Zwiers
Choreography: Kenzo Kusada
Voice: Rick Paul van Mulligen and others
Costumes: Carly Everaert
Assistant director: Suze van Miltenburg
Technique: Michael Yallop
Photography: Anouk van Kalmthout

With thanks to: Academy of Theater and Dance (Amsterdam), Oerol

Technostalgia is made possible in part by: Performing Arts Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Municipality of Tilburg, Province of Noord-Brabant, Lira Fund and [ºº] elephantcandy