S&&A PRESENTS //LETTERS TO SOCIETY//
A PART OF THE “FREE TERRITORIES” PROJECT
// CIPRIAN NICULA //
// 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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// VIDEO //
PREMIER // ENG SUB //
6. BIG BLUE
// CREDITS //
CONCEPT, SCRIPT && DIRECTION//
SMIT && ANDERSSON
MAKE UP AND PERFORMANCE//
VIDEO, 3D, IMAGE DESIGN, COMPOSITION && PROJECTIONS//
SOUND DESIGN, MUSIC && AUDIO//
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DOCUMENTATION//
GRAPHIC DESIGN && DISTRIBUTION //