SUNDAY 17 JULY
SALLIS BENNEY THEATRE
PROGRAMMEThe war that wasn’t there
This meditative ‘wearable film’ invites you to spend a few moments standing in a place of delicate equilibrium: the mysterious inflection point where a war might have just stopped or might be about to start, a war that is all around you while it is somewhere else, a war where people could suffer, could die, could get crushed if you fail, if you fall… but not real people, of course, because this is only a film.
ME AND THE MACHINE BIOGRAPHY
me and the machine are Sam Pearson (UK, 1985) and Clara García Fraile (Spain, 1984). They started working together while studying Performance and Visual Art at the University of Brighton, where they graduated in 2008.
Their works combine innovative uses of audiovisual technology and everyday interactive media with choreographed performance, evocative text and distinctive imagery.
Audiences are invited to engage performatively in unique immersive experiences, being dislocated into hybrid realms, somewhere between reality and fiction.
Inspired my magical realism, town squares with benches, scientific reports they are unable to understand and French philosophy books they are unable to finish, their current research seeks for unconventional, potential and impossible relations between the screen and its viewer.
Their work has been enthusiastically received by audiences across the UK and Europe and granted several awards.
They are based in Brighton, where they receive regular support from The Basement and Blast Theory.
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