A portrait of “being behind the screen”. A theatre, four actors, light and sound. A performance about the behaviour of the body in the light of our devices. The Dutch artists Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen offer a reflection on our ‘fluid’ society, in which technology has become a condition for our existence. The research started two years ago at LOOP Fair, where they observed the behaviour of the audience in the hotel rooms, the bodies spread out on beds and sofas in a state of dream or hypnosis, lit by the flickering light of screens and projections. In this work, the screen –as the interface for our contemporary relationships with the other and with the world– turns out to be both the face and its masks. The moving image would be the territory to think about the neuroplastical effects of the everyday digital world on the ways we grasp reality.
*Supported by Mondriaan Fonds and tegenboschvanvreden gallery, Amsterdam.