Hotel "AntiOedipus" [live]
In the framework of the Forum Vertigo 2021 dedicated to new topologies of artistic presence, this evening of performances features two interactive online works by the Greek artist Elli Papakonstantinou.
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Our world is shifting around us in these times of seclusion and dichotomy. As we are faced with a common crisis for the first time after WW2, some say we are connected more now than ever before. How does this affect our understanding of collective consciousness? What is this emerging global “Agora”? It is time to dive into the self and to connect with the collective. In Hotel “AntiOedipus”, Deleuze-Guattari’s fluid identity challenges the notion of a new ever evolving self. Fluid identity (collective and individual) is at the global epicenter.
In the show Hotel “AntiOedipus” face recognition and gaming technologies mixed with live visuals radically “upgrade” audience experience in digital performance. Avatars and solitary individuals connect live from the seclusion of their domestic environments across the globe; meet and have fun in virtual bars; join forces to form a new global “Agora”; through the keyhole attend psychoanalyst sessions that take place behind doors; move freely from one hotel room to the other; pip on the most private affairs of Jocasta and Oedipus and challenge the way we think of ourselves in a total game of identity. Hotel “AntiOedipus” is a challenge to explore the self.
Concept, Direction and Libretto Elli Papakonstantinou
Original Music Composition Julia Kent, Tilemachos Moussas
Music Direction Julia Kent
Assistant to the director Gemma Hansson Carbone
Live Cinematic Environments Stephanie Sherriff
Scientific advisor Professor Manos Tsakiris
With Nassia Gofa (Jocasta, Chorus), Elias Husiak (Boy, Young Œdipus, Avatar), Anastasia Katsinavaki (Teiresias, Chorus), Theodora Loukas (Woman, Tedex Avatar), Lito Messini (Œdipus, Chorus), Adrian Frieling
Recorded musicians Julia Kent (cello), Misha Piatigorsky (piano), Barbara Nerness (live electronic)
More performers Bret Woodard, Elisa Ricagni, Katerina, Savvoglou, Angela Constantinidou, Marios Nikolaou, Orpheas Georgiou, Monica Ciarcelluti
Technical Manager Charikleia Petraki
Technical Assistant Afroditi Anastopoulou
Viewer discretion advised. This show contains scenes that some audience members may find disturbing.
Executive Producer Elli Papakonstantinou / Ensemble ODC. Supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
With support of France Culture