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.
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.