A man and a woman share a daily, absurd routine strained by chronic disagreements. But one wet rainy day, their life is turned upside down: the rising waters drown their home in an ink-coloured sea. The woman slips and disappears. Only her hair remains, and it is alive.
In three variations on the same story, using three different formats, Acqua Alta tells a tale of a disaster, of losing and searching, of the fear of the bizarre and otherness, and how to tame it.
Acqua Alta – Ink black is a visual theatre performance that blends movement and living digital images. Acqua Alta – Crossing the mirror is a book whose drawings and paper volumes become the décor of the story, only visible in augmented reality. Acqua Alta – Tête-à-tête is an immersive experience in a virtual reality headset to live one scene of the performance in immediate proximity.