Image and dress by Ítar Pas
elf cyborg trance
ACT I: Immersion – interactive elements are being introduced step-by-step (participants closing eyes, being led by their hands, finding an individually comforting humming sound, stamping feet, clapping hands, dancing with a wind machine). All this prepares each participant’s senses for the next act.
ACT II: Rave – Dancing freely to fast, atmospheric Trance and Techno. Mataya takes a step back to give others more room to express themselves.
ACT III: All Coming Together – The uptempo music leads into a slower, more dreamy part, without any drums present in the backing track. At this point, the separation between performer and audience shall be dissolved completely. Mataya instigates the singing of a mantra (“she comes to me / the world I seek / she’s all in me / the world I seek”) for everyone to join in, which goes on, even a cappella, until an end is found on mutual ground.
04.08.2022 – SummerCamp 22 – Rote Fabrik, Zürich (Switzerland)
18.11.2022 – ZW-1 Festival – Zentralwäscherei, Zürich (Switzerland)
04.02.2023 – KVETCH x BLVSH x COVEN: Vorspiel 2023 [CTM/Transmediale] – Mensch Meier, Berlin (Germany)
07.03.2023 – Female:Pressure International WOMENS / FLINTA Day – Club OST, Berlin (Germany)
28.04.2023 – KVETCH Athens Showcase – Gong, Athens (Greece)
10.06.2023 – KVETCH x BRENN. : I WANT TO FEEL YOU ! – ÆVE, Berlin (Germany)
17.06.2023 – SCHÄXPIR Festival’s Magic Night – OK Mediendeck, Linz (Austria)
ELF CYBORG TRANCE – a rave performance
interactive club performance series in different locations
taking place since August 2022