Blackbox - the Performance
Blackbox is an interdisciplinary proposition, which combines performative, audiovisual and media art with new technologies in both the format of an interactive installation and a live-performance.
At least since our generation we grow up with a natural understanding for the world of new media. We use them daily and sometimes can`t even imagine how one could manage without mobile phones or e-mail. Aside form the endless possibilities and advantages that these media have opened up for us, we also think that nowadays every time we are confronted more with a certain oversaturation. We make use of common platforms like Facebook or myspace to make new “friends”, who have similar interests . Our profile defines who and how we are and “facilitates” the search for social contacts. We find everything on the internet, starting from work groups over peers to live partners and we sometimes spend more time updating our profile and designing it attractively than we spend on reflecting, cultivating and expanding our qualities and abilities in everyday moments and experiences.
Blackbox deals with the topic of the virtual space as a misinterpreted place of intimacy and of personal encounters and puts this face to face with the immediate experience of direct human and personal exchange. In the end these profoundly human moments can and should not be replaced because they give us the possibility to overcome the lack of feeling integrated in the family, a group or society in general.
- The guinea pig collective
Idea / concept / creation: Iris Heitzinger, Dietmar Suoch, Christine Hinterkörner
Performance: Iris Heitzinger
Dramaturgy / choreography: Iris Heitzinger
Technical direction / realization: Dietmar Suoch
Musical direction / composition / voice: Christine Hinterkörner
Year of production: 2010 © the guinea pig collective
During the creation of the performance Blackbox our collective had artistic residencies in La Caldera - centre de creació de dansa i arts escèniques contemporànies / Barcelona and in Nau Coclea - contemporary creation centre / Camallera, Girona.
The performance is produced in collaboration with ARGEkultur.