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SummerWorks Theatre Festival: AVATAR

In Events on August 5, 2010 by danceumbrella

AVATAR

Created and performed by Freya Olafson

“ Olafson is one of Winnipeg’s most boldly interdisciplinary artists” -Alison Mayes, Winnipeg Free Press

Conceptually, AVATAR explores methods of creating, validating and disseminating one’s identity through the use of technology and the Internet. The work is inspired by the mantra “I post therefore I am”, whereby Internet power users legitimize their existence by documenting their lives and uploading this media to personal webpages and blogs. AVATAR facilitates an inquiry into what encourages us to share and publicize our lives. Nothing is hidden as the work develops, Freya moves intimately through software, opening and closing files on her personal computer and interacting with the built-in camera. The performance inherently becomes a duet with technology as in AVATAR Freya makes use of live video feeds and projections to magnify, manipulate and effectively broadcast persona and image.

Lighting Design by Hugh Conacher

Costume Design by Norma Lachance

A part of the SummerWorks Theatre Festival playing at the The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen St. West)

Tickets are $10 at the door (subject to availability)

OR buy in advance through artsboxoffice.ca

August 5th 5:00pm August 7th 2:30pm

August 8th 7:30pm    August 10th 10:00pm

August 13th 7:30pm    August 14th 7:30pm

More info can be found at summerworks.ca

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