a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural issues.

Video of the “situations”

Helen : 27/07/2015 12:02 pm : COM

Here is a short video collage of excerpts from the four “situations” created and presented in 2013. Thanks to Jenny Pickett and the APO33 interns for making it!

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A situation in Brasil!

Helen : 21/02/2015 3:57 pm : COM, helen

Remember those protests we heard about, before and during the 2014 world cup in Brasil? Do you know what they were all about, if anything was achieved, or if social unrest continues? I’ve been invited to create a “situation” in Rio de Janiero, and the topic will be social inequality, including exploring these demonstrations.

The situation is part of the programme of Multicidade, an international festival of women in the performing arts, taking place from 31 October to 7 November. I’ll travel to Rio a few days before the festival in order to prepare, then during the festival I’ll lead a workshop in which participants will learn about networked performance and create a cyberformance about social inequality in Brasil. Once I know more information including the exact date and time of the performance, I’ll post it here so that you can join online.

My research will begin well before I go to Rio; I’ll start to look into the background to the demonstrations (there are some images and a bit of commentary from 2013 here and here), and find groups or individuals in Rio who I can network with and who might be interested in being involved in the project. I’m also hoping to have a screening in Munich, and perhaps other places, where audiences can gather to contribute to the discussion.

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We have a Situation… Booklet

admin : 27/09/2013 10:20 am : COM
  • We have a Situation… – a booklet available to download / read online or to order that documents the evolution of the networked performances and discussion events, that took place between March and May 2013:


Download : WHAS-Booklet

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Please tell us what you think!

admin : 19/06/2013 12:04 pm : COM

Now that the four Situations in this part of the project have been completed, we are evaluating them and preparing documentation. To help us assess the project and determine what next, we would love to hear your feedback about any of the Situations that you attended.

Please fill in this short survey, and pass it on to anyone else you know who also participated.

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Graz Situation: U.F.F. – Unidentified Flying Food

admin : 29/04/2013 12:30 pm : COM

Global food productionWorklab in Graz: 17.5.-22.5.2013
Performance: Wednesday May 22nd, 19:00 CET (find your local time here).

Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz
hosted by Ökoservice, Puchstrasse 41, 8020 Graz

For application to the workshop please email to schaumbad@mur.at

Topic: Food Production / 3rd World / Globalisation

More information here

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Eindhoven Situation: Global Mobility

admin : 15/04/2013 2:52 pm : COM

Eindhoven Situation: Global Mobility

15-18 April 2013
Public event: Thursday 18 April, 8:00pm CET (7:00pm GMT; find your local time here)

More information here.

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Situation à la Nantaise : Recycle un Boeing/Recycling a Boeing

admin : 01/04/2013 6:35 pm : COM

Nantes Situation: Recycle a Boeing!

9-12 April 2013
Public event: Friday 12 April, 19.30 CET
(find your local time here)

More information here.

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London Situation : e-waste

admin : 23/03/2013 6:34 pm : COM

London Situation: Working with Electronic Waste

19-23 March 2013
Public event: Saturday 23 March, 2pm GMT, 3pm CET

+See images of the event on Flickr.

Research material from the workshop available here.

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We have a situation…

admin : 05/11/2012 6:37 pm : COM

We Have a Situation! – a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues.

During the first quarter of 2013, networked performances will take place at local venues and simultaneously in the online platform UpStage, sharing stories across European national borders and posing questions that creatively frame a specific situation.

After each performance, audiences connecting online in real time will participate in discussions that imagine creative solutions to the situation. This process aims to bring people together in a creative event and foster an understanding of countries as communities of people, with many commonalities.

Download Press Release:
Landscape Version || Portrait Version

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