The Lens and the Live:  The Sky Has No Frame…

As the title suggests, the workshop explores the synergy of mediated and live performance, using Aristophanes’ text The Birds as a starting point. Bring your digital camera - the recorded material can be shot by the group in and around the vicinity of Prague, or be of the live performance itself, simultaneous with that performance. It is not about acting - it is about the performer in space in relation a recorded ‘filmic’ image. The workshop space will contain a basic ‘tool-kit’ of equipment in order to facilitate the work and the idea is to react to the text in its broadest sense in order to explore the notion of the live alongside that of the mediated image. What is authentic/real? (is Utopia real?).  What is the implication of the frame in a 2-D image, or in certain types of theatre? (The Sky Has No Frame…) How can we challenge the conventions of the way we look/see? (What did Aristophanes ‘see’?) What is the role of the live in the age of ‘The Flat Revolution?’

Workshop Leaders: Peter Bond & Michael Spencer