(Virtual) | Global Mode >
To view this work please visit our Currents Virtual Festival site on the Ohyah platform. Click on the External Media link above. Once you board the train get off at the Desktop Experiences stop.
"Global Mode >" is an interactive, experimental online performance on ecological disaster, interdependence and manipulation of information. Occupying three reimagined mythological stories: Prometheus Herding PigGooses; Narcissus and Drowning Animals; and Cassandra > Low Witness Objects; the virtual space is presented as a playground, in which to find agency in uncertainty, reconfigure relationships with "others,” and invent new actions.
Upon entering the performance each audience member is linked to an animal avatar, joining “herds” and “flocks” inhabiting the scenes. By moving, the viewers exponentially influence the movement of the entire flock/herd, and eventually, that of the rest of participants. They can also push a police helicopter and make it bloom, stop the compulsive milking of drowning animals, and endlessly transform Pigs into Geese and back.
Additional collaborators: Danielle McPhatter, Matthew D. Gantt, Naicha Diabi, Heather Mo'Witz, Mx. Oops