Brous’s radical ‘provisionally utopian live performance event’ examines the potential of transforming myth into reality, in an immersive performance workshop, theatrical reading, musical concert, and audio-visual installation. Begun in 2018, the performance is the next stage of a creative collaboration between Brous, US film maker Ben Russell and Academy Award-winning French sound designer and foley artist Nicolas Becker (Sound of Metal, Arrival, Gravity). The trio undertook a series of voyages across Europe from the Arctic Circle to the Aegean Peninsula to trace out a radiant path towards a mountain, culminating in a series of film and sound works. Mount Analogue is the latest stop on this adventurous journey.
Set on an empty opera stage, the work gradually transforms through a shifting landscape of assembled props, instruments, moving images, foley sound effects, projection screens, kinetic sculpture and large-scale scenic design. It draws from the mountain songs, mystical objects and vivid imagery found in Daumal’s original book, in an experimental performance workshop of text, music and moving image, where exploration, exhaustion and ecstasy conspire with the audience’s imagination to realise a path towards a mythical mountain.