“When I first met you, you could see me but I
couldn’t see you…”, the invisible woman recounts.
When We Meet Again is a wearable film and one-to-one
performance, a bizarre sensuous experience featuring
you, your invisible friend, a 3D soundtrack, an old
forgotten dance, an ocean, a flavor and me.
Video filmed from a first person perspective is
played on video goggles, replacing your point of view
by that one of a performer in the screen. When you
are prompted to look down upon your body, you see
someone else’s. The brain is tricked into the
illusion of being inside a new body and in a foreign
space, through which you move and encounter
mysterious invisible presences.
When We Meet Again is an outlandish voyage
through meetings mediated by technology, blinded by
vision, displaced by what you hear around you and you
know it is not really there. The viewer is
transported into a mixed world between the ambiguous
physicality of the screen, the ghostly realm of a
palpable invisible companion, the fiction that feels
real and vice-versa.
With its live approach to screen-viewing, this piece
is a reflection on how the mediation of audiovisual
technology can shape human and social interactions
and on the function (and de-function) of the body in
our media inundated times.
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Devised and made by: Sam Pearson and
Clara García Fraile
Music: Sam Pearson
Assistance and documentation: Chloe
Total duration: 9 minutes
Media: Video played out of iPod into
video-goggles and one-to-one live performance.
Work in Progress
Oct 09 - Supper Club - Fortunes of White
Aug 09 - Testing Grounds, Bargate Monument
Sept 09 - The Basement, Brighton
Winner of the Arches
Brick Award 2010
First Prize Young Artists Awards (Premios de Arte
Joven, Junta de Castilla y León) for Performance,
Total Theatre Award nominee
*** "A disorienting
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WE MEET AGAIN