In between Spaces project itself explores those spaces that keep redefining themselves again and again, in relation to their usage and moment, current and past, prepared and improvised, freed and manipulated, internal and external, present and absent.
Of course, the entire investigation occurs in the context of live performance with the performer present in one space, the audience in another, and the artist-co-author in yet another. The project asks when and how these spaces may overlap and influence one another. That problem is addressed not only within the possibilities of the new platform, but also in the context of exploring the future of live performance in an age of increasingly ubiquitous technology and the phenomenon of the Internet, which allows one to be present almost simultaneously in multiple spaces, in an increasing number of contexts.
For a number of years now, Ana Sofrenović, the author of the project, has been developing her artistic practice and experience in film, theatre, and music, both in Serbia and abroad; over the last five years, Ana has been exploring different approaches to live performance, as well as the human voice as a limitless space of creativity. As her co-author-artist and performer from another region, Ana has invited Icelandic vocalist and composer Gunnlaug Thorvadsdottir, with whom she has cooperated for several years now. Since early childhood, Gunnlaug has been developing her voice by imitating birdsong, whereby she developed her instrument in a rather remarkable way. Since Ana and Gunnlaug live in different countries and rarely have an opportunity to meet, for years now they have been building their artistic and personal relationship mostly in the virtual sphere; therefore, since the very beginning of their friendship and cooperation, they have had to explore the issues of space, presence, and time, as well as their relativity.