Forgot to Remember Remember to Forget

Forgot to Remember – Remember to Forget

Performance for dance and loudspeaker orchestra (2019)

20 mins

Premiere: September 28, 2019, Kontakte ’19 – Biennial for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art, Halle 3, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

Evelyn Saylor (music)
Ruben Reniers (choreography | dance)
Performed on the Berliner Lautsprecher Orchester

Commissioned by the Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste for the Festival KONTAKTE ’19 – Biennial for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art in collaboration with Klangzeitort

Event website

Program booklet

In today’s over-commodified world, we are given license to focus exclusively on ourselves, without obligation to the greater collective. We are offered the platforms to do so – ones which originated from our desire for connection, but morphed into means of self-marketing. Even the text you are reading is a disguised advertisement. What happens when you have inadvertently turned your personhood into a product? When your attempt at self realisation has made you your own shareholder, and invested you into a social credit system? How does the ability to curate one’s own narrative effect individual memory? In the age of the emancipated individual, where do collective memory and responsibility lie? When you are your own ruler, are you actually free?

Film Adaptation

Created for the Soundance Festival Berlin

Premiered June 27, 2020 via Livestream
and screened in DOCK 11, Berlin, Germany

Evelyn Saylor – Music, Film Concept
Ruben Reniers – Choreography, Dance, Film Concept
Naia Burucoa – Light Design
Yoann Trellu – Camera, Editing

Soundance Festival 2020 Program