Is the digital world becoming humankind's new planet?
With this love letter to a world in flux, US director Annie Dorsen takes us on a journey through inner space, inside an inflatable planetarium. A lone performer reads texts culled from internet comments from blogs, social networks, chat and video sites, fed through an algorithm, giving voice and body to the thoughts of countless individuals tapping away at their keyboards.
Like the stars, the comments make a certain kind of meaning on their own, and another kind entirely in constellation with others. Dorsen invites us to imagine the internet's infinite mind, and the comments as its Freudian id – unrestrained and protected by anonymity.
As the actor reads, we gather around a digital campfire under the computerized night sky, watching and listening as the world slowly winds down. Perhaps the digital landscape has its own kind of sublime potential, like nature does. After all, both are overwhelming, uncontrollable and remind us of our fragility in the face of all that is out there.
Annie Dorsen concept, direction | Annie Dorsen, Ryan Holsopple starshow design | Sébastien Roux sound and music design | Ryan Holsopple video programming | Marcel Schwittlick, Miles Thompson text programming | Onome Ekeh dramaturg | Kaija Matiss performer | Alexandra Rosenberg management
Language: Performed in English
The Great Outdoors is a co-production with BIT Teatergarasjen, Crossing the Line Festival/French Institute Alliance Française (New York, US) and Noorderzon/Grand Theatre (Groningen, NL).
Presented in collaboration with KODE.
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Thu, May 24, 2018 7:00 PM
Fri, May 25, 2018 9:00 PM
Sat, May 26, 2018 9:00 PM
The Great Outdoors
- May 24, 2018 - May 26, 2018
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