Performances / Talk to me (2019)

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Two performers as contemporary avatars, are on standby waiting for the orders of the audience to start moving. Two boxes, placed on the two sides of the performance’s delimited space, contain several commands for the audience to use in order to move the performers. Thereby, each player has a controller and the interactive multiplayer platform comes to life.

But who is actually pulling the strings? The audience by giving the commands, or the performers by literately interpreting the commands in movement?

Additional challenge: a third box, labelled “outside”, contains blank papers for the audience to record their thoughts concerning the ongoing communal platform or give their own commands to the performers. 

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The noted papers are then placed by the audience on the floor, so that they can be used by the performers throughout the performance. In that way, by the time the performance reaches its conclusion, the product of the interaction between audience and performers will be its testament, an imprint in time and space.

Additional challenge: a third box, labelled “outside”, contains blank papers for the audience to record their thoughts concerning the ongoing communal platform or give their own commands to the performers. The noted papers are then placed by the audience on the floor, so that they can be used by the performers throughout the performance. In that way, by the time the performance reaches its conclusion, the product of the interaction between audience and performers will be its testament, an imprint in time and space.

This piece is a work in progress.

It was first presented in the 9th Athens Video Dance Project, that took place in the Athens School of Fine Arts in January 2019.

Concept: Stella Mavroidi, Zafeiria Tsirakaki
Performers: Stella Mavroidi, Zafeiria Tsirakaki

Stage assistant: Nick Kosmas
Photography: Orestis Alexiadis / George Liamis 

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