This year the festival has included an online part of the festival. I have heard that several festivals want to try out a digital part as part of the program. In the Norwegian Cultural Council’s latest podcast episode, where the theme was digitization, among other things, it is told about an audience survey where it turns out that digitization has reached new audience groups. This applies, for example, to people over the age of 75 and the public who have disabilities.
It is a demanding process with a lot of learning, perhaps with a special focus on place and time. We in the team and the listeners are in two places, we have a physical connection, but are also virtual. The physical space for us performers and one technician is a half-timbered house inside a forest. we have turned a private home into a performative place with all that entails. The domestic gets a symbolic function. It is an experience that many of us have had in the last year. Our homes become public workplaces. Therein lies a vulnerability. A home is a private place where one should feel complete safe. By reshaping the home, a fragility arises because one gets intruders in a symbolic form.
Then you might see that an avatar has interfered here in the blog post. This is because my avatar was included in the beginning, but has been edited away, precisely because it became too much to refer to. I take her with me here, so that she will still have a presence in the background.
Here you can get tickets to the performance
Here is the trailer:
And here is some interview:
You can read more here.