FORECASTING is based on a collection of amateur videos taken from the world’s largest video-sharing website: YouTube. The performance uses this framework as a fiction trigger, a store of signs and meanings, a sum of articulations that impose on its visitor / user an exercise in information processing between fragmentary empirical immediacy and hyper abstraction. On the stage, a performer manipulates a laptop on the screen of which are shown YouTube videos that had been selected to meet the human size scale. From this simple criterion arises a set of spatial and temporal displacements. The screen becomes the site of intersection between the body of the performer and the two-dimensional world of images that represent other people in other places. The result is a dizzying hybrid experience, a zone of indeterminacy informed by the very nature of videos ranging from the banality of everyday situations, movements and objects and the possibility of their transformation into new tools of self-narration.
FORECASTING is the third part of the trilogy Theory of the performance to come or the only way to avoid the massacre is to become its authors?
Authors: Giuseppe Chico et Barbara Matijević
Performed by: Barbara Matijević
Video: Giuseppe Chico
Sound: Viktor Krasnic
Patch Max: Niccolo Gallio
Production: Kaaitheater (Brussels)
Co-production: UOVO (Milan)
Executive producer: 1er stratagème and De facto
Supported by: DRAC Ile de France – Croatian Ministry of Culture – the City of Zagreb – the French Institute – Beaumarchais SACD association – PACT Zollverein (Essen) and Caos/Festival Terni (residency program).
Prémiere: 5 march 2011 in to the Festival Performatik, Kaaitheater / Bruxelles ( Belgium )
Duration: 45 minutes.
Languages: English, French or Italian
Thanks to: Marie Roche/Grand Ensemble for collaboration and Rostan Chentouf for project management
Credits: Olivier Heinry, 2012, Creative Commons 3 BY-SA
Credits: Yelena Remetin 2012, Creative Commons 3 BY-SA
camera: Yelena Remetin