Know your kimonosmore
by LUKE JENNINGS for the Observer
Here, As If... takes these preoccupations to a further level. The curtain rises on a smoky stage on which a man is standing. He looks twitchy and uneasy, and gradually you become aware of two things: that he is moving in response to a soundpack which is clipped to his waist, and that he is blind. He can neither see his audience, nor hear what we are hearing. We, for our part, cannot hear what is on his soundtrack. Right from the start, the contract between performer and audience has been torn up. All that we can see are ghost images, the vapour trails of a human experience.
published: June 4, 2006
in the second part of the linked article