[spectre] Fwd: IMAGINARY FUTURES - participatory virtual experiences - happening for the next 10 days

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Fri Aug 21 10:31:30 CEST 2020

Betreff: 	IMAGINARY FUTURES - participatory virtual experiences - 
happening for the next 10 days
Datum: 	Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:22:05 +0200
Von: 	Marcus Neustetter <marcusneustetter at gmail.com>


For the past 6 months I have been exploring very 
experimental participatory performances and co-production activities 
online, both responding to the global crisis and my personal challenges 
of displacement.
It has been a meaningful journey of reflection and projection for me and 
a large team of collaborators and participants.

Presenting IMAGINARY FUTURES, we would love to share 
virtual performances, studio sessions and discussions in the next week.

See info and press release below and let me or the contact below know if 
you would like to join.

Kind regards

participatory virtual experiences

A project by Marcus Neustetter
in collaboration with Aja Marneweck, Ciara Struwig, Elrico Plaatjies, 
Johannes Deetlefs, Manzikazi Scota, Mark Edwards, Mariette Erwee, Miné 
Kleynhans, Nataniël Pokwas, Ofentse Letebele, Paul Setate, Perseverance 
Mavuso, Reginald Milanzi, Reitumetse Lebatla, Selanvor Platjies, Sifiso 
Teddy Mhlambi, Sylvia Kalane, Violet Isaacs, Wayne Reddiar, Wendy 
Menong, Xolisile Bongwana and Zanda Nosenga

As a continuation of the award-winning participatory film and 
performance events in 2018 /Sig/Sight/ and 2019 /The Vertical Journey/, 
Marcus Neustetter returns with a third reimagined experimental 
performance in 2020. This time in virtual space and on participating 
devices across Bloemfontein, South Africa and beyond.

Performative films evoking journeys of discovery and wonder, initially 
shown at Naval Hill Planetarium, are now brought into the digital 
domain. A series of free public online events and exhibitions will layer 
these journeys through space and time with a playful series of acts that 
sit in the tension between art and science, the urban and the rural, the 
mythical and the embodied, the past and the future.

The first phase of the project, June to mid-July, saw the activation of 
the network of collaborators in experimental creative sessions online. 
Working collectively on shared screens the participants explored new 
ways of collaborating, alternative forms of expression and new 
approaches to audiences.

In August, a series of live public performative interventions will be 
hosted on Zoom that make use of VR immersions, live sound and film 
mixing, live drawing, animation, puppetry and performance. These will be 
accompanied by a virtual exhibition of process material and by-products 
at www.imaginaryfutures.org <http://www.imaginaryfutures.org>.

You are invited to join us free on Zoom for the

witness and participate in virtual performance production

#1 - Saturday 22 Aug 18:30
#2 - Tuesday 25 Aug 18:30
#3 - Thursday 27 Aug 18:30

join in on playful experiments with the virtual performers

#4 - Thursday 20 Aug 14:00
#5 - Monday 24 Aug 14:00
#6 - Wednesday 26 Aug 14:00

join conversations between the performers and special guests

#7 - Monday 24 Aug 15:30
#8 - Wednesday 26 Aug 15:30
#9 - Friday 28 Aug 10:00

view the curated exhibition of by-products, process material and 
creative outcomes at www.imaginaryfutures.org 

Please confirm your attendance by sending us the #number of the activity 
you would like to join on zoom with your name via
WhatsApp: Ciara +27 83 519 3570
or e-mail info at imaginaryfutures.org <mailto:info at imaginaryfutures.org>


Imaginary Futures is developed in partnership with the Programme for 
Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD), an initiative of the 
University of the Free State and the Vrystaat Art Festival, generously 
supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For the first time this year the project series sees contributions and 
participation from creatives from Net vir Pret in Barrydale and the 
Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape.

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