C:\>how2become (data) & dissolve_into: ‘tears’
C:\>how2become (data) & dissolve_into: 'tears' is a transmedia performance about the migration of the performative event from the physical to the virtual realm. This possibility of digitization allows a group of performers to explore the dematerialization of their bodies - as well as the theatrical space itself - in one last performance, originating new digital interactions and non-anthropomorphic possibilities of representation.
Following transmedia assumptions, the performative experience is divided into four chapters, each corresponding to different media. During this performance, the audience is invited to participate in all stages, although it may also experience each chapter separately. Because life is made of choices, isn't it?
#1 Spectators receive the first part of this performative event at home in a book format.
#2 Spectators are invited for a one-to-one meeting.
#3 Spectators may attend the third chapter in the theater venue.
#4 The last chapter of the event can be accessed online.
This design seeks to expand the performative event and understand how perceptions can be reconfigured through fictions and experiences that explore the digital. This work continues an artistic investigation about performing arts and digital culture, while also reflecting on modes of spectatorship in performing arts.
Transmedia assumptions introduce an intentional divergence in the performative path of each spectator. Although the complete dramaturgy is only experienced through the four chapters, they are simultaneously independent and interdependent, hence the audience may decide which chapters to experience.
Creation and performance João Estevens
Co-creation and performance Francisco Belard, João Abreu, Paula Sá Nogueira and Paulo Pascoal
3D Animation S4RA
Design Marco Balesteros
Dramaturgic assistance Ana Veiga Riscado
Light design Miloš Vjukovic
Sound design Miguel Lucas Mendes
Video João Cristóvão Leitão
Video and production assistance André Picardo
Website Jules Barbier and Joana Sousa
Production Associação Cultural Rabbit Hole
Co-production TBA-Teatro do Bairro Alto and Teatro Viriato
Distribution and Tour Management Mikado Blue
Funding República Portuguesa - Cultura I DGARTES - Direção-Geral das Artes, Open Access - Creative Europe
Support 5ACLUB, Cão Solteiro, Polo das Gaivotas | Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Rua das Gaivotas 6/Teatro Praga
Acknowledgements Daniel Pereira, Mariana Sá Nogueira, Paula Cunha
TBA - Teatro do Bairro Alto (Lisbon, PT), Teatro Viriato (Viseu, PT)