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Forecasting is based on a collection of amateur videos taken from the world’s largest videosharing website: YouTube.
Watch as a performer skilfully manipulates a laptop on the screen of which are shown YouTube videos that had been selected to meet the human size scale. From this simple criterion arises a set of spatial and temporal displacements. The screen becomes the site of intersection between the body of the performer and the two-dimensional world of images. The result is a dizzying hybrid experience, blurring the lines between the banality of everyday situations and new modes of narration.
Creators: Giuseppe Chico et Barbara Matijević
Performer: Barbara Matijević
Producers: 1er Stratagème and De facto
Coproducers: Kaaitheater (Bruxelles) ; UOVO (Milan)
Supported by DRAC Ile-de-France, Beaumarchais-SACD Association Paris, French Institute Zagreb, Croatian Ministry of Culture, City of Zagreb, PACT Zollverein Essen (residency program).
Administrator: Dantès Pigeard
Producer: Marion Gauvent
Forecasting is presented by Aerowaves, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
What do you do when dealing with miscommunication and confusion is unavoidable?
Big questions, but don't worry Lewys Holt is here to help with his PowerPoint, well Keynote, presentation.
Using projections of stream-of-consciousness writing, improvised movement and discussions of communication, Lewys stands united with the anxious, the confused and those who overthink to face awkwardness head-on in this subtly humorous yet unnerving piece.
"It was really inspiring... there is no substitute for intelligent, reflective, thoughtful ideas and approaches to making" - Pete Shenton, New Art Club
Choreography and Performance: Lewys Holt
Producer: Daniel Nicholas
Writing Consultant: Olivia Winteringham
Lighting Design: Barnaby Booth
Stage Manager: Inari Hulkkonen
Dramaturgy: Tiia Ojala, Inari Hulkkonen, Stephanie McMann, Charles Linehan, Jack Britton, Eleanor Sikorski
About Lewys Holt
Born in Mold in North Wales and raised in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Lewys Holt is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in the UK. He is an associate artist at Attenborough Arts Centre and a Breakthrough Artist at Curve Theatre, Leicester.
His practice, while focusing on dance, spans comedy, visual arts and devised theatre. His dance practice is concerned with release and improvisation, taking influences from Skinner releasing technique, Open Source Forms and Contact improvisation. He has worked with prominent international artists including Tino Sehgal, Sally Marie, Simone Mousset, Rosemary Lee and Christopher Owen.
Age Recommendation: 14+
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Spring 2019