S&&A PRESENTS //LETTERS TO SOCIETY//

S&&A //LTS//

//AN AUGMENTED

PERSONALITY PERFORMANCE//

A PART OF THE  “FREE TERRITORIES” PROJECT      

/WITH

// CIPRIAN NICULA //

// SEVER

ANDREI //

&&

// MIRCEA NICOLAE //

// WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY

SMIT && ANDERSSON //

Jennifer, 35, 3 kilometers away, sits on the toilet and takes a selfie. Her violet sweater has white stripes and a deep cleavage, guiding our gaze between her breasts.

“Letters to Society”, takes us on an intricate ride through a compressed version of the online space, that we call the social. Or what identity means when we wear refracted versions of ourselves right in our pockets.

Dutch duo Smit && Andersson moved their lives in the Romanian online medium for two weeks and created a sensible performance using leftovers, words, chromatics, bodies, and sensations from the digital realm.

Designed for a curious but also shy audience, together with two Romanian actors, they tenderly perform through tech channels a story about self-illusions. The miraculous digital garden that the public steps in is the story of the present generation in search of love, happiness, and freedom. Disturbing and delicate, the Smit && Andersson dares us to think deeper on the human and post-human condition.

A cultural project realized under the FREE TERRITORIES platform in the frame of the MNAC Bucharest Performing Arts Programme and co-financed by the Administration of the Romanian Cultural Fund (AFCN).

FREE TERRITORIES is a production and support platform for young avant-garde artists, both Romanian & international, that develops prototype practices in performance/live art. It is coordinated by Ioana Păun and will unfold throughout 2018.

The project does not necessarily represent the stance of the Administration of the Romanian Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the project’s content or the way in which its results can be used. These are fully the grant beneficiary’s responsibility.

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Here we meet

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and scroll

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for freedom.

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01. ACUME_MAI_BINE

by SMIT | S&&A // SOUNDS FROM THE LETTERS

02. NELIMITAT

by ANDERSSON | S&&A // SOUNDS FROM THE LETTERS

03. JENNIFER

by SMIT | S&&A // SOUNDS FROM THE LETTERS

04. DIPLOMAT

by SMIT | S&&A // SOUNDS FROM THE LETTERS

05. INTERLUDE

by SMIT | S&&A // SOUNDS FROM THE LETTERS

6. BIG BLUE

by SMIT | S&&A // SOUNDS FROM THE LETTERS

10.SLOTH

by SMIT | S&&A // SOUNDS FROM THE LETTERS

 // CREDITS //

 

CONCEPT, SCRIPT && DIRECTION//

 

SMIT && ANDERSSON

 

 

 

PERFORMERS//

 

CIPRIAN NICULA

 

SEVER ANDREI

 

CURATION//

 

IOANA PAUN 

MAKE UP AND PERFORMANCE//

 

MIRCEA NICOLAE

 

 

 

PRODUCTION//

 

BIATRICE COZMOLICI

 

 

 

VIDEO, 3D, IMAGE DESIGN, COMPOSITION && PROJECTIONS//

 

ANDERSSON

 

 

 

SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC && AUDIO//

 

SMIT

 

 

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

 

ZORI DAVID

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND DOCUMENTATION//

 

RAZVAN LEUCEA

 

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN && DISTRIBUTION //

 

MARIA DRAGHICI