Giuseppe Chico & Barbara Matijević - FORECASTING
Giuseppe Chico &
& De Facto
Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)
UOVO, Milan (IT)
Ministry of Culture - DRAC Ile de France, Beaumarchais - SACD association, French Institute Zagreb, Croatian Ministry of Culture, City of Zagreb, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Caos/Festival Terni (residency program).
11 March 2011,
Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)
> 16 years
English, French or Italian (subtitling possible)
3 - 4 pax
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A dizzying hybrid experience of reality and virtuality unfolds in front of our eyes. Moving alone on stage with a laptop, Barbara Matijević shapes her body as a seamless extension of the two-dimensional world of videos, made by anonymous users of YouTube. In Forecasting Giuseppe Chico & Barbara Matijević establish a space-time suspended between two parallel systems of perception: that of physical reality and that of the screen. An intriguing and humorous dialogue, challenging the way in which technology affects our senses, our relationship with objects, movement and our understanding of presence.
The work of Chico and Matijević explores what theatre and performance can mean in contemporary life that is being so profoundly transformed by the “new tools of the mind” such as the Internet. In Forecasting, they point to the ever-increasing influence of digital tools in the construction of the Self and the collective imaginary. The piece received the Special Jury Prize at the 56th MESS Theater International Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2016.
17 June 2021 - Traces from November (programme festival Moving in November), Helsinki (FI)
18 June 2021 - Traces from November (programme festival Moving in November), Helsinki (FI)
7 October 2021 (exact date tbc) - CN D / Centre national de la danse, Pantin (FR)
8 October 2021 (exact date tbc) - CN D / Centre national de la danse, Pantin (FR)
22 October 2021 - FIMP / Festival internacional de Marionetas do Porto, Porto (PT)
23 October 2021 - FIMP / Festival internacional de Marionetas do Porto, Porto (PT)
NEW TECHNOLOGY IS REWRITING BODIES AND NARRATION
Our work is based on the practice of network navigation. In this context, the attitude towards narration changes.The coexistence and the juxtaposition of different contents on a single web page is much more complex than the TV zapping – the multitude of simultaneous stories mutually influence each other’s perception and interpretation.
As every new technology changes the world a little, it also changes our bodies in it. One could say that the internet flow is now in our blood, and that one might just as well learn to live with it – test it, spill it, transfuse it, clean it.
After years of clicking on interfaces, objects in the world do not appear the same anymore. We believe that theatre has to take into consideration the ways in which technology affects our senses, our comprehension of narration, our relation to culture, and our understanding of presence.
The basic premise of a performance – « an actor in front of an audience » - is no longer the same since millions of people have been putting themselves en scène on You Tube videos.
In FORECASTING, You Tube videos become fantastical prolongations of performers’ bodies, the places of projection into the changes that the technological evolution can provoke in our thoughts, cognitive processes, mental and physical habits, as well as in the ways we apprehend our bodies.
Giuseppe Chico & Barbara Matijević
22, 23 October 2021 - FIMP / Festival internacional de Marionetas do Porto, Porto (PT)
7, 8 October 2021 (exact date tbc) - CN D / Centre national de la danse, Pantin (FR)
17, 18 June 2021 - Traces from November (programme festival Moving in November), Helsinki (FI)
7 November 2020 - Act Festival, Bilbao (ES)
23, 24 October 2020 - Sardegna Teatro, Autunno Danza, Cagliari (IT)
10, 11 March 2020 - L'Hexagone, Scène nationale, Meylan (FR)