11:11:11 UpStage FestivalYou are warmly invited to the 11:11:11 UpStage
Festival <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2350> - a diverse
programme of 20-minute performances presented entirely online in UpStage
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog>, a web-based platform for cyberformance.
/*Prepare to be entertained, inspired, surprised and provoked!*/
The festival spans a 24-hour period during Friday 11 November and into
the 10th and 12th, depending on where you are in the world; time
converters <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2828> are provided so
that you can easily work out your local time.
All that's required for you to join the performances is a standard
browser and internet connection. There will be live links to the stages
from the UpStage web site <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/> on the day of
Click here for the full schedule of performances
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2828> and time converters.
The 11 performances for 11:11:11 are:
* /Cyberian Chalk Circle
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#ccc>/: the political power
of the internet told through the story of Grusha and Simon from
Brecht’s play /The Caucasian Chalk Circle/, but set in Egypt of
2011. By Christina Papagiannouli and Evi Stamatiou (London, UK).
* /Edward King <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#ek>/: Times
Square on Christmas Eve. Did Edward King kill someone? Was the man
his father? Do the Rockettes know the secret? Tune in for the avatar
can-can and join in the Hallucinated Hallelujah Chorus, as Edward
King asks: “Who am I?” By Marlena Corcoran (Munich/Venice) with
Marischka Klinkhamer (Amsterdam), Vicki Smith (Aotearoa/New Zealand)
and Ben Unterman (Vancouver).
* /Flat Earth <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#fe>/: a poetic
journey on the source of ideas, and how we build ideas from images
that come in our mind; playing with perception, the focus, the
distraction of it, time, size and distance, the imagination, and the
memory of things and scenes. By Petyr Veenstra and Floris Sirag (the
* /Magfalda meets the world in pieces
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#mag>/: an innocent and
unpretentious journey to the (re)discovery of the world in pieces
that surrounds us. By Gabriella Sacco (Amsterdam, Netherlands),
Valentina Tibaldi (Torino, Italy).
* /make-shift: an audience with Dave
conversation with /make-shift/ <http://make-shift.net/>‘s regular
middleman, Paula and Helen facilitate a structured Q&A on what makes
Dave tick. By Paula Crutchlow (UK) & Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/Germany).
* /Property & Theft <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#pt>/: an
Automated Confessional Service - a cross between a Catholic
confession and an automated telephone payment service - this
mechanical, comodified and malfunctioning Confessional Service
elicits absurd public confessions of wrongdoing from participants,
and then suggests appropriate penance for the participant to enact
there and then. By Olivia Furber, Harry Giles, et al (Edinburgh,
* /Goldie Kea and the 3 Sheep
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#sw>/: a resourceful native
bird meets some introduced species in a clash of ecologies. No
cultural icon is safe! By students from South Westland Area School,
Te Tai Poutini, (Aotearoa/NZ).
* /Humpty with a twist <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#sw>/:
a risky situation, a broken dream, a series of events that will have
the characters scrambling for a nutritious solution to an age old
problem. By students from Paparoa Range School, Te Tai Poutini,
* /String Games <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#wake>/:
using the ancient practice of Whai (String Games) a navigational
marker will be revealed. Audiences are encouraged to bring a 2 metre
length of cord knotted into a single loop. By Vicki Smith and
Hannah, Ellen and Joanne from Paparoa Range School (Aotearoa/NZ).
* /Where are the clouds?
<http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#clouds>/: a dynamic,
real-time exploration of the performance of remixed texts in online
digital media. By Katarina DJ. Urosevic (Serbia), Francesco
Buonaiuto (Italy) and The Levi@hans.
* /Is This On? <http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2652#is_this_on>/:
sympathising with the computer, unexpected love and jealousy between
open source and proprietary software form the perfect setting for a
geek tragedy. By Inge Hoonte & Birgit Bachler (the Netherlands) and
students of the Networked Media department at the Piet Zwart
Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
/*Please pass this and join us at the 11:11:11 UpStage Festival!
*/Helen Varley Jamieson & Vicki Smith - UpStage Festival Architects
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst