Subverting online platforms
It is interesting how the creator of the show works with an online conference platform and makes it an incredibly intimate space for the audience.
Creating an online conference on the internet as a space for discussions, talks, meetings on a specific theme or topic for participants from any location. It usually involves both video and audio, but you can switch one or the other off and on. With some programs (eg Zoom) you can share what’s on your screen, as well as high-quality stereo sound, be it live or recorded (music, binaural sound, etc).
Address as an explicit content
Address as implicit content
Kathe is conceived as a networked performance, subverting the productivity aspect of video-conference platforms and instead turning it into an intimate shared experience. It occurs as a semi-conversational performance traversing oral storytelling, theatre and poetry as the script navigates complex technological concerns such as surveillance capitalism and geopolitical issues. The video image of the storyteller is distorted through a series of off-screen video manipulations and the audience's camera and microphones are choreographed in the narrative.
Dematerialise is the work in progress video version of this performance.