In our daily life, technology enables us to exist simultaneously in multiple places. We are immersed in continuous negotiation with things, processes, and people that are not physically present. We commonly identify them as “virtual presence”, a sort of representation of an original that exists somewhere else. We place this “copy” at a lower level in the scale of reality as it can not fully affect us. It can not be touched and therefore can not be considered truly real.
For some, the virtual world is a place to momentarily escape reality, others, fear that it will replace it completely. For us there is no conflict between virtual and real worlds, together they create a continuum of mixed realities.
How we see it, is that we constantly perform complex maneuvers to navigate these overlapped realities. We adapt to these technological extensions and we coexist with them, they shape our perception and relationship with others.
Insider explores how this mix of realities affect our bodies and our sense of being present. During the performance, the choices of each viewer, create a particular way of investigating and experiencing this proposed world.
Medium: performance for one audience member
Duration: 60 min
Year: 2019 -
Premiered in: TERÉN, Field for performing arts, Centre of Experimental Theatre, Brno, Czech Republic
Performed in: TERÉN, Field for performing arts, Centre of Experimental Theatre, Brno, Czech Republic
Festival PAF, Olomouc 2019, Czech Republic
Festival Tvárnost paměti 2020, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Festival 4+4 Days in Motion 2020, Prague
Keywords: mixed reality, sensorial research, immersion
Director: Cristina Maldonado
Devisers: Cristina Maldonado, Eva Rosemarijn, Lea Kukovičič, Keya Singh
Performers: Cristina Maldonado, Eva Rosemarijn, Lea Kukovičič, Keya Singh,
Isa Juchniewicz, Lamija Čehajić
Dramaturg consultant: Sodja Lotker
Antropology and conceptual consultant: Fernanda Eugenio
Technical consultant: Pascal Silondi
Application developer: Jakub Krejčí
Object creator: Isa Juchniewicz
3D print: William Holmes
Producer: Lea Kukovičič
Support: Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico
Special thanks: Maria Cavina, Jedefrau.orgR
Research support and volunteers: Theresa Schrezenmeir, Lamija Čehajić, Ana Dinger, Liaman Khankishiyeva.
4+4 Days in Motion Festival: Insider, Unwrapping reality
Elliot Keller October 16, 2021
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