THE BLACK BOX PROJECT

A site-specific performance work that responds to the ‘black-box’ as a major spatial and theatrical paradigm of the twentieth century

 

premieres on

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

on the 'video' link below

available until Friday, January 15th, 2021

The Black Box Project is a site-specific performance work that responds to the ‘black-box’ as a major spatial and theatrical paradigm of the twentieth century. How does such a definitive form - the black box; a basic rectangular volume, with all technology in view, a space painted black - resonate now and, in particular, with regards to contemporary issues such as big data, the rise of surveillance capitalism, and with themes such as logistics and memory? This collectively created site-specific project responds to contemporary meanings associated with the black box and, within the context of the COVID19 pandemic, engages with the ‘black box’ as a prefigurative space for how we want to be in the world; as a site for mediating experiences of performing collectivity in isolation.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Concept and Project Director - Shauna Janssen

VR Creative Consultants - Amanda Gutiérrez

Matthew Gantt

Dramaturges - Ariane Janisse

Brooklyn Melnyk

PERFORMING CREATORS

Faiza Boukaria

Aidan Cottreau

Charles Gao

Seyedsina Hashemi

Naomi Levy

Ryan Litvak

Aude Vallerand

Sydney “Freddy” Van Camp

Theodore Viadero

DESIGN TEAM

Spatial Design - Myriam Olivier

Andrei Mamal

Avatar, Costume, and 2D Object Design - Jonathan Stern

Sound Design and Composition - Jamie Woollard

 

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