Crowd sourced performance of the 1964 audio-theatre script by Ronald Duncan.
Context: crowd sourced performance, video mashups, proto-immersive, community radio, space, matter & spirituality in the anthropocene.
Just as Ronald Duncan experimented with new audio technologies, this re-imagining uses current digital technologies to expand the spaces in which the piece is performed and encountered. Sections of text were offered to different performers, the choice of delivery and recording venue was chosen by them. Their voices were reassembled and live mixed for a studio event and radio broadcast, accompanied by a ‘found footage’ video montage projected on an assemblage of household objects.
Co-produced by: Blind Ditch with the Culture & Review on Phonic FM team.
WHAT WAS SAID
“Epic… textural… fun!”
“It seemed like an accumulation of our entire history … from the birth of the universe to the creation of…plastic…!”
“I loved it! The projection pieces were really nice…”
“You start to think about origins… and how the text transfers from words to the equations… it’s transformative in a moment… that sense of oxygen and life…”
“It was strangely like sitting around a camp fire!”
Listen to the work accompanied by a 30 minute documentary about the process of making it.
Video: Stuart Crewes & Volkhardt Müller
Documentary: Audaye Elesedy
Sound edit: John Wigzell
Stage manager: Carla Hayes
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