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Govett-Brewster hosts cyberformance festival

02 November 2011   

The 10:10:10 cyberformance festival projected at New York's Le Petite Versaille art garden Enlarge Image

The 10:10:10 cyberformance festival projected at New York's Le Petite Versaille art garden

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery hosts the fifth annual festival of live, online performance on 11/11/11.

From 11am on 11/11/11 in New Zealand until 11pm on 11/11/11 in Europe, a selection of cyberformance is presented at 11:11:11, the fifth UpStage Festival.

Using the web-based platform UpStage, performances are created by artists, from school students to established digital artists, who collaborate using a range of digital media.

Anyone with a standard internet connection and browser can attend the festival, or view performances showing at physical venues in galleries, museums, theatre spaces, media workshops and schools.

This year more than 30 artists are collaborating around the world to produce 12 live online performances.

Coinciding with Armistice Day, the first show, Cyberian Chalk Circle, takes a Brecht classic to the Eygptian uprising, and questions what we have learned since the horrors of WWI.

Among the performers are three groups of primary students from South Westland who weave tales of mystery and navigation, familiar fairytales and rhymes and add a unique perspective through plot twists, audio and visual trickery.
The shows will be interspersed with works by artists from Scotland, Italy, Serbia, Netherlands, USA and Korea, performing classic tales, dance and cultural concepts from ancient and modern times.

The full schedule is online with links to each stage going live on the day: http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2828

 

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