Wasteland “lux asunder”


lux asunder

And then it was torn.

Under this scorched sky, we scrambled and reassembled. We fought. We sought refuge. We changed. Altered cells glide through ridges of toxic skin, pulsing to a new life source, or bringer of death.

Hold these fragments. Make of us what you will.

lux asunder is a new performance inspired by Rowan and Róisín’s shared interest in the possibilities of science fiction, with live electronics, vocals & saxophone and intricate contemporary dance.

Set in a wasteland in the near-future, expect an intense and atmospheric environment with dramatic movement and an eerie yet electrifying score.

Creative Team

  • Concept & Direction: Rowan McIlvride & Róisín O’Brien
  • Composer: Rowan McIlvride
  • Choreography & Performance: Róisín O’Brien with Malcolm Sutherland and Sam Vaherlehto
  • Saxophonist: Evie Alberti
  • Visual Design: Trenchone
  • Scenic Design: Brian McFeely
  • Costume Design: Zephyr Liddell

About The Environments

Deep in the heart of The Complex, discover a series of transformed spaces and performance zones featuring live music, dance, soundscapes and visions created by groups of artists and performers.

Embark on a journey that starts in the weird artificial commercial environment of the ex-office building itself, but that will take you through mountains, wasteland, forest and gardens, down to the deep sea bed and even into the depths of the geology of the centre of the Earth.

The Environments will run on a loop every night of the festival, from 6pm until late.

You’ll be able to choose a time to start your journey, and once you start exploring this strange dark world, you will find you can roam freely, taking in these Environments as they each come to life and die back back down in a cycle that repeats throughout the whole evening.

Become completely immersed in the creative visions spread throughout the venue, or step out to explore the bars, live music and spoken word performances before you plunge back into your journey of discovery.

At the conclusion of each night, everyone will come together for a big party in the Club Space and Cabaret Stage.

The Environments will run every night of Hidden Door 2023.