are warmly invited to the 11:11:11
- a diverse programme of 20-minute
performances presented entirely online in UpStage
, a web-based
platform for cyberformance.
Prepare to be entertained, inspired, surprised and
The festival spans a 24-hour period during Friday 11 November
and into the 10th and 12th, depending on where you are in the
are provided so that you can easily work out
your local time.
All that's required for you to join the performances is a
standard browser and internet connection. There will be live
links to the stages from the UpStage web site
day of the festival.
Click here for the full schedule
and time converters.
The 11 performances for 11:11:11 are:
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Chalk Circle: the political power of the
internet told through the story of Grusha and Simon from
Brecht’s play The Caucasian Chalk Circle, but set in
Egypt of 2011. By Christina Papagiannouli and Evi Stamatiou
King: Times Square on Christmas Eve. Did Edward
King kill someone? Was the man his father? Do the Rockettes
know the secret? Tune in for the avatar can-can and join in
the Hallucinated Hallelujah Chorus, as Edward King asks:
“Who am I?” By Marlena Corcoran (Munich/Venice) with
Marischka Klinkhamer (Amsterdam), Vicki Smith (Aotearoa/New
Zealand) and Ben Unterman (Vancouver).
Earth: a poetic journey on the source of ideas,
and how we build ideas from images that come in our mind;
playing with perception, the focus, the distraction of it,
time, size and distance, the imagination, and the memory of
things and scenes. By Petyr Veenstra and Floris Sirag (the
meets the world in pieces: an innocent and
unpretentious journey to the (re)discovery of the world in
pieces that surrounds us. By Gabriella Sacco (Amsterdam,
Netherlands), Valentina Tibaldi (Torino, Italy).
an audience with Dave: In conversation with make-shift‘s
regular middleman, Paula and Helen facilitate a structured
Q&A on what makes Dave tick. By Paula Crutchlow (UK)
& Helen Varley Jamieson (NZ/Germany).
& Theft: an Automated Confessional Service -
a cross between a Catholic confession and an automated
telephone payment service - this mechanical, comodified and
malfunctioning Confessional Service elicits absurd public
confessions of wrongdoing from participants, and then
suggests appropriate penance for the participant to enact
there and then. By Olivia Furber, Harry Giles, et al
Kea and the 3 Sheep: a resourceful native bird
meets some introduced species in a clash of ecologies. No
cultural icon is safe! By students from South Westland Area
School, Te Tai Poutini, (Aotearoa/NZ).
with a twist: a risky situation, a broken dream,
a series of events that will have the characters scrambling
for a nutritious solution to an age old problem. By students
from Paparoa Range School, Te Tai Poutini, (Aotearoa/NZ).
Games: using the ancient practice of Whai
(String Games) a navigational marker will be revealed.
Audiences are encouraged to bring a 2 metre length of cord
knotted into a single loop. By Vicki Smith and Hannah, Ellen
and Joanne from Paparoa Range School (Aotearoa/NZ).
are the clouds?: a dynamic, real-time
exploration of the performance of remixed texts in online
digital media. By Katarina DJ. Urosevic (Serbia), Francesco
Buonaiuto (Italy) and The Levi@hans.
This On?: sympathising with the computer,
unexpected love and jealousy between open source and
proprietary software form the perfect setting for a geek
tragedy. By Inge Hoonte & Birgit Bachler (the
Netherlands) and students of the Networked Media department
at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
helen varley jamieson
UpStage project manager
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