A theatrical installation that investigates what it means for us to increasingly subordinate our real lives in time and space to our virtual lives in the public domain. The audience sits inside a metal construction surrounding four rooms that are closed off with roller blinds or shades. Each room has a player who “lives” there, playing with cameras, webcams, and other technology. One of them puts on a latex SM suit, another peels an apple with a drill. People devour maggots, make balloon animals, decorate cupcakes, and eat tampons.
Whereas the television used to be our window to the world, nowadays we are our own television channel. We show ourselves next to our laundry racks and storage cupboards, in our utility rooms and hobby rooms. The players create live YouTube movies that are shown on 16 screens. The audience members choose their own perspective, and can freely change seats. The living rooms share an everyday aesthetic of wooden and tile prints on cheap canvas, ugly household appliances, TV furniture, laundry baskets, etc. Lonely spaces.
Toneelgroep Oostpool/BVDS 2014
concept and performance Bianca van der Schoot
Floor van Leeuwen
sound Remco de Jong
light Gé Wegman
costumes Miek Uittenhout