During their residency at iii, Mári Mákó and Sofie Kramer developed Monolith: a new pole-dancing instrument and performance together, exploring technical innovation and sensory experience through the means of sound and movement.

“We see that the mediator, the pole, is encapsulating the modern material world, which we transform with the help of sensory design. By turning the pole into a “living” entity with sounds, we can break down and develop another sense of ritual, connected to performance practice. The process of discovery is then a question of accepting to share control of a process with entities that are different from ourselves, and of being sensitive to the unexpected.”