TOGETHER - an online/offline performance
A devised performance created together by (in alphabetical order)
Smaragda Kara, Maya Goldstein, Piotr Mirowski, Yujing Yan, Mengting Zhuo
16 March 2018 @ Camden People's Theatre
Preview: 16 December 2017 @ Goldsmiths University
Three performers are making three online broadcasts together.
They are being watched.
They are being commented.
They are responding.
They are seperate.
They are not alone.
Taking its form and inspiration from the trending online broadcasting (as seen on Periscope for instance), TOGETHER touches upon the performative behaviours in a mediated society, the technologies that satisfy voyeurism and enhance solitude, and audience interaction and manipulation.
Three broadcasters are making their own show and being live streamed onto three screens, which are arranged at different corners of the space. The audience will see the performers both at the real level and the mediated level. There is not a centre of the performance, and the audience is invited to wander within and to participate anonymously by sending messages to the broadcasters with a web-based app.
Swaggering, exposing, praying, brainwashing, repeating, waiting... Fragments of narrative are flowing and mixed, moving between the dramatic to the mundane.
Concept & Direction: Mengting Zhuo & Yujing Yan
Performance: Smaragda Kara, Piotr Mirowski, Yujing Yan
Technical design: Piotr Mirowski
Poster design: Yujing Yan
Special thanks to Maya Goldstein, July Zhiyan Yang, Patrick Furness.