DIE FLACHE ERDE (THE FLAT EARTH)
- AN IMMERSIVE DANCE / PERFORMANCE PROTOTYPE
Is there an absolute reality? Or is reality as we know it slowly disintegrating into fragments of fictional ideologies? In this performance prototype, we explore the power of disinformation in the Digital Age and how this affects our concepts of truth. In the novel "1984," George Orwell wrote about "reality control," where the population is completely monitored by their governments. Is it possible that the spread of disinformation resembles such Orwellian constructs and intentionally manipulates people's understanding of reality?Together, the performance artist and the test participants/audience will enter into a dystopian experience and reflect on how disinformation is used as a tool to dismantle our democracy.
*We consider this performance a prototype because it can only exist with the feedback and interaction of our test participants/Audience.
Artistic Director and Performing Artist: Lauren Rae Mace
Set- and Costume Designer: Paula Mierzowsky
Sound Designer: Johannes Apelt
Lighting Designer: Iria Arenas
Videoartists: Michael Gärtner and Keren Chernizon
Graphic Designer: Maddison Nielsen
Photo Credits: Karl-Heinz Mierke
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR Dance Assistance Program.The project is funded by the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts.With the kind support of the Cultural Office of the City of Kassel