Up Close & Far Away

Up Close & Far Away is a participatory immersive performance created on ZOOM.

CLOSE UP & FAR AWAY leads a group of 30 participants into an immersive, poetic and intimate meeting and experience in their very own homes.

For a while my screen was a universe, a garden, a refuge. A place to share with a group of people and with someone who offered us, for a moment, to look at the world with different eyes. It was magical.”
(Participant from test showing)

This is a live theatre experience that talks directly into the reality of our global interconnectedness.

There is an unexpected beauty in the image of a group of strangers, often from many different corners of the world, appearing together on screen – a tessellated pattern of little squares revealing a glimpse of people’s private worlds.

Playing with the double-reality that ZOOM opens up – the frame of the screen and a physical space which each sit in – CLOSE UP & FAR AWAY allows audiences to share an embodied live experience of being together, despite physical distance.

DURATION
50-60 min.

AGE
From 14 years

LANGUAGE
English

CREATORS
Marieke Breyne
David Jensen
Sarah John
Sigrid Moses-Jacobsen
Seimi Nørregaard
Jean-Marie Oriot
Marga Socies
Sara Topsøe-Jensen

PERFORMERS
Marieke Breyne
David Jensen
Sarah John
Seimi Nørregaard
Sara Topsøe-Jensen

PRESENTED BY
RE:LOCATIONS Festival (DK)
and
CROSS Festival (IT)
Nunatta Isiginnaartitsisarfia –
National Theatre of Greenland (GL)

SUPPORTED BY
Statens Kunstfond