“Making EAREYE festival is a dream come true for me; a dancer turned musician turned choreographer turned curator. It’s a dream come true because EAREYE is a festival that intends to listen as it looks. It’s an unapologetically attention-oriented extravaganza. It’s a trip. It’s a place for the entanglement of sound and movement; of music and dance; of thought and choreography; of meaning and matter. The choreographer Deborah Hay says, “It’s not what you do, it’s how you perceive” and in a similar way this festival focuses more on attention than on representation. It gathers artists that are artisans of attention; who carve out, mold and shape our listening and our looking. It gathers artists whose ethics are engraved in how they practice attention. EAREYE includes choreographic works that are poems; highly performative concerts; a dance that examines the body as a musical instrument; another that is music for the eye. In a visually dominated art form, this festival turns to look at the ear. With EAREYE I hope to create a place for indulging in deep and playfully obsessive attention. The artists explore their material in such depth and in such detail, that in doing so, they reveal a multiplicity of manifestations; of humor, of tragedy, of thought, of movement and of music.”
Eareye festival is a festival that first took place at Inkonst just before the pandemic in March 2020. It hosted among others: Deborah Hay, Stina Fors, Sukitoa o Namau, Tian Rotteveel, Jeanine Harrington and many more.