With Unlocked, Chagall is presenting a new experience in performing music live: using sensors and the movement of her body and hands she can control the electronic elements in her music while also allowing her to operate an immersive light installation. Chagall sings, plays and moves in the installation which moulds itself around her like a network of light-emitting neurons. Unlocked is an amalgam of art forms and the various talents of Chagall and her team, who have all been itching to perform – body and mind – since March 2020.

This turn of events was confronting, yet also one which brought fresh inspiration. Instead of touring non-stop, she sought out the studio and wrote a series of new songs, culminating in Unlocked – addressing the question: What is it about yourself that you have to face when you are brought to a standstill?

Unlocked is a Paradiso Melkweg Productiehuis and Explore the North co-production. The project was made possible with the support of the Amarte Fund and the Dioraphte fund.