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Confession Time: That cool and immature feeling of total honesty

Six people take turns in confessing secrets, apparently exposing more and more of their hidden selves. But as disclosure has become a media strategy for pretended honesty and the focus of reality TV, it isnt easy to tell how much is being revealed. What secrets remain concealed behind the disclosures? With each confession the audience are left with more questions about the game unfolding on stage. 

Confession Time is as unsettling as it is engaging. Played out on a predominantly bare stage, the edgy performance by Zero Visibility is heightened by a pulsating soundtrack performed live by :zoviet*france:, pioneers of electronic music in the UK.


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Confession Time: That cool and immature feeling of total honesty

Zero Visibility Corp with :zoviet*france:
2003

Six people take turns in confessing secrets, apparently exposing more and more of their hidden selves. But as disclosure has become a media strategy for pretended honesty and the focus of reality TV, it isnt easy to tell how much is being revealed. What secrets remain concealed behind the disclosures? With each confession the audience are left with more questions about the game unfolding on stage. 

Confession Time is as unsettling as it is engaging. Played out on a predominantly bare stage, the edgy performance by Zero Visibility is heightened by a pulsating soundtrack performed live by :zoviet*france:, pioneers of electronic music in the UK.

  • 2003 Tour

    Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
    Fierce Festival, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham, UK
    Nottdance/Nott Dance Festival, Sandfield Centre, Nottingham, UK
    BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

  • Credits

    Confession Time: That Cool and Immature Feeling of Total Honesty was created by Zero Visibility Corp and :zoviet*france: in 2003. Produced by Forma.

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Zero Visibility perform Confession Time, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 2003

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Zero Visibility perform Confession Time, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 2003

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Zero Visibility perform Confession Time, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 2003

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Zero Visibility Corp is one of the most acclaimed Norwegian contemporary dance companies. Since their international breakthrough in 2003, choreographer Ina Christel Johannesen and her company has thrilled audiences in 18 countries worldwide - from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Front Centre in Toronto to the Cervantinos Festival in Mexico. Every piece is created in close collaboration with committed partners in Norway and abroad, and the works vary from duets to large scale productions.

:zoviet*france: is an idiosyncratic collective of anonymous postindustrialists, dronologists, and pseudo-ethnomusicologists. Their investigations have taken them into fictional cultures where nothing is easily located and reality often slips into the hypnagogic. Having secluded themselves in Newcastle, England since their inception in 1980, :zoviet*france: have developed a radical relationship with the cheap technologies of old-fashioned tape recorders, homemade acoustic instruments, primitive looping and sampling devices, and basic dub trickery.

Background image: Zero Visibility perform Confession Time, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, 2003