PRESS Play (10+)

PRESS Play (10+)

You have the control button at your fingertips. You decide what happens on stage. PRESS Play emerges you in an interactive performance that plays with the wonderful/treacherous freedom of a virtual world full of hidden algorithms.

Decide all by yourself what you want to see on stage. You can determine how the world on stage changes. What direction do you want the story to go in? What will happen to the characters?

Audience becomes player becomes audience.

You are increasingly directing your own world. You decide what to see and what not to see on social media. The world around us seems increasingly “makeable”. This entails a false sense of control – and above all a great sense of responsibility: you can choose who you are, right? Or does it just seem like you can?

Are you manipulating things yourself, or are you being manipulated? And what happens when it turns out you are not the only one with a remote control? Is there also a pause button? Through PRESS Play, playField and KOPERGIETERY are in search of the land behind all avatars and the hidden algorithms that sneakily make you lean towards a certain direction. Is it time for ardent resistance? Come and play along…

Production:

playField & KOPERGIETERY

Concept:

playField

Creation

Yemi Oduwale, Lana Schneider, Marthe Schneider, Ilja Van Autreve

Scenography

Lana Schneider

Play

Marthe Schneider & Yemi Oduwale

Coaching

Tim De Paepe

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Crashlab

Data visualisation

Genia Rappé

CONTROLLER DESIGN

Jamie Goegebeur, Seppe Van Hecke

in collaboration with

GEMH lab & Koontz Interactive

PRELIMINARY PROJECT IN COLLABORATION WITH

Nerdlab

Special thanks to

Bavo De Kuysscher, Jens De Wulf, Brecht Lauwers

With the support of

the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the city of Ghent

photo &
video
CAMPO Nieuwpoort, Gent (BE)
CAMPO Nieuwpoort, Gent (BE)
CAMPO Nieuwpoort, Gent (BE)
CAMPO Nieuwpoort, Gent (BE)
Spinrag Festival, Kortrijk (BE)
Spinrag Festival, Kortrijk (BE)
CC Lokeren (BE)
CC Stroming, Berlare (BE)
CC De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)
CC de Warande, Turnhout (BE)