A digital game of identities for avatars and solitary individuals across the globe - World Premiere (March 3rd, Centre Pompidou) *NEW DATES* 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 of April
Our world is shifting around us in these times of seclusion and dichotomy. As we are faced with a common crisis for the first time after WW2, some say we are connected more now than ever before. How does this affect our understanding of collective consciousness? What is this emerging global “Agora”? It is time to dive into the self and to connect with the collective. In Hotel “AntiOedipus”, Deleuze-Guattari’s fluid identity challenges the notion of a new ever evolving self. Fluid identity (collective and individual) is at the global epicenter.
In the show Hotel “AntiOedipus” face recognition and gaming technologies mixed with live visuals radically “upgrade” audience experience in digital performance. Avatars and solitary individuals connect live from the seclusion of their domestic environments across the globe; meet and have fun in virtual bars; join forces to form a new global “Agora”; through the keyhole attend psychoanalyst sessions that take place behind doors; move freely from one hotel room to the other; pip on the most private affairs of Jocasta and Oedipus and challenge the way we think of ourselves in a total game of identity. Hotel “AntiOedipus” is a challenge to explore the self.
Concept, Direction and Libretto Elli Papakonstantinou
Music Composition Julia Kent, Tilemachos Moussas
Real time cinematic performance & Technical design Stephanie Sherriff
Technical Assistant Chariklia Petraki
Scientific advisor Professor Manos Tsakiris
Performers: Nassia Gofa (Jocasta / Chorus), Elias Husiak (Boy, Young Oedipus, Avatar), Anastasia Katsinavaki (Teiresias / Chorus), Theodora Loukas (Woman), Lito Messini (Oedipus / Chorus),Adrian Frieling
More performers: Bret Woodard,Elisa Ricagni,Katerina Savvoglou,Angela Constantinidou,Marios Nikolaou,Orpheas Georgiou,Monica Ciarcelluti, Anastassia Politi
Recorded musicians: Julia Kent (cello), Misha Piatigorsky (piano), Barbara Nerness (live electronics)
Viewer discretion advised. This show contains scenes that some audience members may find disturbing.
Executive Producer Elli Papakonstantinou / Ensemble ODC. Supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
With support of France Culture and IRCAM Centre Pompidou