Friday 24 November 2023, 19:30 - 20:30 hrs.
Academie voor Theater en Dans
Jodenbreestraat 3
1011 NG Amsterdam


Is a sonic-spatial performance that works as a concert or a journey, revolving around motifs of displacement, vital reconnection and life-sustaining musicality. Making present the persistence of struggle of a past-present-in-crisis, the performance investigates the transformative and emancipatory potential of anticolonial poetry, asking how a practice of fugitivity, subversion and remembrance feels like, moves like, sounds like.

Embracing the physical and spatial dynamics of the sonic experience, this project extends the affordances of a live radio broadcast into a social-sonic choreography, inviting the listener to a sensory surround of acoustic and psychoacoustics in the public space.

While composing for two simultaneous spaces – the binaurality of a radio broadcast and the black box theater- spoken word, live electronics, inaudible frequencies and rhythmical dimensions of noise, mixes through-out the listener body, operating as a sound that lures into reconfigurations of the senses, spacetime & his/tory, (un)worlding stories of a past, from which anticipatory listening unfolds.

This performance is part of a larger research trajectory that has been carrying foreground sounds, silences and noise, as carriers of a poetic-political argument with the potential of expanding, subverting and dislocating the linearity of space, time and language.


Concept, sound & performance: Paula Montecinos Oliva
Spatial sound design: Elisa Battistutta
Advice in movement and dramaturgy: Flavia Pinherio
Advice in direction: Rodrigo Batista
Vocal coach: Veza Fernandez
Light design: Mirko Lazovic
Costume and table setup design: Richard Johnson
Web design and flyer: Andy Dockett
Photography: Thomas Lenden
Conversation & research partner: Megan Hoetger.

With the kind support of: AFK 2022, IDlab, Wp Zimmer and Norma Booster Funds.
Thanks to: Suzy Blok, Het Huis Utrecht, Elowise Vandenbroucke, ATD Lectorate and THIRD, BAK fellowship for situated practice.

For more information on the performance, visit: unbound.paulamonte.net


Public opening: 24th November 2023
Starting time: 19.30 hrs
IDlab - Poetic laboratory for digital technologies
5th floor Jodenbreestraat 3
1011 NG Amsterdam

Limited spots: To receive an invitation please sign up through the registration form.