Sunday, September 11, 2011

Silsila Joins Remote Citizen

Members of Silsila joined Remote Citizen on Saturday October 15, 2011 for a public performance in Istanbul. Under the direction of Christian Kuntner and Astride Schlaefli, Remote Citizen telecommanded actors via wireless intercom (remote directing). The goal was to perceive the motion flow in public spaces, directly analyze it and us it in its spontaneous evaluation via performative elements. Through direct control of the actions, the performance influenced the flow of normality, deflected it, bringing it to a standstill, or speeding it up. Remote Citizen uses controlled intervention in crowded places to intensify, break, or reduce to absurdity any predominant dynamics. In this way, reality and staging seamlessly blend into each other. (