Three Degrees from Reality – Intro In Situ
"Three degrees from reality" is an interdisciplinary proposal that invites broad audiences to reflect on how we practically experience reality nowadays. The public will be starring in this work, which will unfold according to their decision making in relation to given directions. The participants will also be hosted and guided throughout the performance by the musicians/performers of Modelo62. All of them share agency in the generation and creation of the piece. In 'Three degrees from reality' participants will be invited to experience reality in three distinct ways: The first space (Degree 1) will happen on stage, and emulates the reality where people have unmediated relations with the performative source and engage actively in its production. The second space (Degree 2) will take place in another room, in the traditional seating space assigned to the audience. The third space (Degree 3) is where physical space is disintegrated and becomes digital. This represents the reality that can only be accessible virtually, where the materials are processed the most. As a result, 'Three degrees from reality' is one piece and three works of art at the same time, combining the physical and digital sphere in a hybrid way. It is a system open and flexible enough in which performers and audience can collectively experience different approaches to the main topic in a metaphorical way. The project “Three Degrees from Reality” was kindly supported by Gemeente Den Haag, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Zabawas and Dioraphte.