How does a hyper-connected community experience art? How can new technology forge new collaborations?
LIFT has commissioned digital theatre pioneers elastic future to create an international and interactive performance via the widely available, free-to-access networks and social-media platforms we use every day.
Harnessing the potential of Google Hangouts as a digital space for performance, Longitude is a new experiment in creating live theatrical experiences. Working with digital creatives Hellicar & Lewis and an international artistic team based in three continents along a single line of longitude, elastic future will present a new performance piece live online over the last three weeks of the festival. Come with us on a journey as we explore life on the north-south oil trade routes.
Complementing the online performances, Longitude will include a gallery installation by Hellicar & Lewis at Watermans throughout June.