‘IF’: Planning, Research and Co-creation of an Existential Installation-performance

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In her article “‘IF’: Planning, Research and Co-creation of an Existential Installation-performance” Rita Sebestyén offers an account of the research period and performances of the experimental, action-research based and interdisciplinary performance ‘IF’. The installation-performance was co-created by a group of Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Hungarian artists, and conceived and produced for an international audience. ‘IF’ poses a series of existential questions throughout four interactive installations that allow the audience to interact and become co-creators of the performance, together with the performer-facilitator. Using biology, anthropology, mathematics, elements of gamification, sociology and futurology, this performance is a cross-disciplinary and cross-genre experience, and its research cycles are of both scientific and artistic interest, as the author points it out.

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  • Writer and director: Rita Sebestyen.

  • Performer: Minni Katina Mertens in Copenhagen and Sara Vilardo in Naples.

  • Light and sound designer: Ivan Wahren.

  • Dramaturge: Mira Nadina Mertens.

  • Assistant: Stine Ebbesen.

  • Music: Ya Tosiba

  • Support to the research: Forsøgsstationen, Copenhagen, 2017.

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