*cyberformance collaboration gets moving*
22 July 2020
UpStage is delighted to announce that its new project *Mobilise/Demobilise*
has been selected to receive EU funding in the Creative Europe programme.
The project will be realised in collaboration with Teater Interakt
(Sweden), Schaumbad - Freies Atelierhaus Graz (Austria) and the Centre for
the Cultivation of Technology (Germany).
*Mobilise/Demobilise* comprises a series of networked performances and the
development of an updated “mobilised” platform for live online
performances. Thematically, the project addresses human mobility within the
contemporary political and environmental context, and the impact of mobile
technologies on human life and the environment.
*Mobilise/Demobilise* is an artistic and discursive response to a world of
increasing conflict, crisis and emergency. The Covid19 pandemic makes this
project timely and urgent: communication, connection and culture rapidly
evolving as lockdowns and travel restrictions force us to live more and
more of our lives online. *Mobilise/Demobilise *brings a critical and
artistic perspective to this current crisis.
Artistic partners UpStage, Teater Interakt and Schaumbad - Freies
Atelierhaus Graz will collaboratively investigate the theme and develop a
series of interactive online performances, to be presented in April-May
2021. Alongside the creative process, the UpStage platform will be
“mobilised” – re-engineered to function on mobile devices such as
smartphones and tablets – and brought up-to-date with current internet
technologies. The project is managed in partnership with the Center for the
Cultivation of Technology.
For more information, please visit www.upstage.org.nz; email
*About the Partners:*
UpStage is an online platform for cyberformance (networked performance) and
an international community of artists. The platform was first developed in
Aotearoa New Zealand in 2003 and since then has hosted many online
festivals, performances and events. www.upstage.org.nz
Teater Interakt is a documentary theatre company based in Malmö, Sweden,
that works intensively with refugees, migrants and people in the asylum
Schaumbad - Freies Atelierhaus Graz is a multi-disciplinary artists’
collective in Graz, Austria that organises festivals, events and
intercultural exchanges. www.schaumbad.mur.at
The Center for the Cultivation of Technology acts as a host organisation
for international free software projects, providing organisational
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