[NetBehaviour] Mobilise/Demobilise: cyberformance collaboration gets moving

Helen Varley Jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Tue Jul 21 05:18:32 CEST 2020

hi netbehaviourists,

i have some very exciting news from the land of UpStage to share with you :)


UpStage is delighted to announce that its new project
Mobilise/Demobilise has been selected to receive EU funding in the
Creative Europe programme. The project will be realised in collaboration
with Teater Interakt (Sweden), Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus (Austria)
and the Centre for the Cultivation of Technology (Germany).

Mobilise/Demobilise comprises a series of networked performances and the
development of an updated “mobilised” platform for live online
performances. Thematically, the project addresses human mobility within
the contemporary political and environmental context, and the impact of
mobile technologies on human life and the environment.

Mobilise/Demobilise is an artistic and discursive response to a world of
increasing conflict, crisis and emergency. The Covid19 pandemic makes
this project timely and urgent: communication, connection and culture
rapidly evolving as lockdowns and travel restrictions force us to live
more and more of our lives online. Mobilise/Demobilise brings a critical
and artistic perspective to this current crisis.

Artistic partners UpStage, Teater Interakt and Schaumbad Freies
Atelierhaus will collaboratively investigate the theme and develop a
series of interactive online performances, to be presented in April-May
2021. Alongside the creative process, the UpStage platform will be
“mobilised” – re-engineered to function on mobile devices such as
smartphones and tablets – and brought up-to-date with current internet
technologies. The project is managed in partnership with the Center for
the Cultivation of Technology.

For more information, please visit www.upstage.org.nz

*About the Partners:
UpStage is an online platform for cyberformance (networked performance)
and an international community of artists. The platform was first
developed in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2003 and since then has hosted many
online festivals, performances and events. www.upstage.org.nz

Teater Interakt is a documentary theatre company based in Malmö, Sweden,
that works intensively with refugees, migrants and people in the asylum
process. www.teaterinterakt.se <http://www.teaterinterakt.se/>

Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus is a multi-disciplinary artists’ collective
in Graz, Austria that organises festivals, events and intercultural
exchanges. www.schaumbad.mur.at <http://www.schaumbad.mur.at/>

The Center for the Cultivation of Technology acts as a host organisation
for international free software projects, providing organisational
infrastructure. www.techcultivation.org <http://www.techcultivation.org/>


helen varley jamieson

helen at creative-catalyst.com <mailto:helen at creative-catalyst.com>

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