action movie is a one-on-one performance practice designed to activate our sensing bodies to connect fully with the places we are. Audiences are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination into a practice of vibrant potentiality. A performance in which the imagination is given space to transform our understanding of the everyday. A practice in making magic through the simple act of walking and opening and closing our eyes.
“Very few performances make the present so vivid and felt as Olive Bieringa’s action movie. A simple proposal of being guided with your eyes closed became a profound experience of my body and senses, located and dislocated in a sensuous, outdoor municipal adventure.” Judith Howard, Culturebot. Read the full review here.
This project is a Vital Matters festival commission and premiered in October 2016. It was performed by the Arts Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake in Minnesota and the Performance Arcade in Wellington New Zealand with performers Olive Bieringa, Otto Ramstad, Adam Naughton, Anu Khapung, Georgia Beechey, Joshua Faleatua, Tyler Carney and Adam Ben-Dror.