Winner of the Arches Brick Award 2010 First Prize Young Artists Awards (Premios de Arte Joven, Junta de Castilla y León) for Performance, 2010 Total Theatre Award nominee PRESENTATIONS: - Casablanca Video Arts Festival, 22-26 April 2014, Casablanca, Morocco - British Council, 29-30 April 2014, Cairo, Egypt - British Council Showcase, 1 May 2014, Alejandria, Egypt - Trafik Festival, Feb 2014, Bergerac, France - Glow Festival, Nov 2013, Eindhoven, Nethrlands - Voarte InShadow Festival, December 2012, Lisbon, Portugal - Fast Festival, 13-16 Sept 2012, Terni, Italy - L1 Dance Fest, Sept 2012, Budapest, Hungary - Theatrical Reminiscences, October 2012, Krakow, Poland - Festival Teatro a Corte, July 2012, Torino, Italy - Omissis Festival, June 2012, Gradisca d'Isonzo, Italy - Macao Arts Fetival, May 2012, Lou Kau Mansion, Macao - Pavillion Dance, 25 Feb 2012, Bournemouth, UK - British Dance Edition, 3-4 Feb 2012, Sadler's Wells & Laban Centre, London - Temps d'Images, 11-14 Jan 2012, Dusseldorf - Les Rencontres du Court, 12-14 Jan 2012, Bordeaux, France - Cinedans, 1-4 Dec 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Biennial of European Young Artists, 7-8 Oct 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece - BAC Take Out at Summerhall, 21-27 Aug 2011, Edinburgh - inTACTO, July 2011, Sala Amarika Aretoa, Vitoria, Spain - The Lowry, 12 June 2011, Manchester, UK - Pulse Fringe Festival, 4 June 2011, Ipswitch, UK - Performanssi, 27 May 2011 Turku, Finland - Spill National Platform, 23-24 April 2011, National Theatre Studio, London - The Arches , 8-9 April 2011, Glasgow, - ICIA, 6-7 April 2011, Bath - Nottdance, 25-26 Feb 2011, Nottingham - CineDans, 10-12 Dec 2010, De Balie, Amsterdam - Playspace, Contact Theatre, 4 Dec 2010, Manchester - InBetweenTime, Arnolfini, 3 Dec 2010, Bristol - UK Young Artists, QUAD & Derby Theatre, 21-24 Oct 2010 - Experimentica at the Chapter, 16 Oct 2010, Cardiff - Forest Fringe, Shunt Lounge, 9-10 Oct 2010, London - Ingràvid Festival, Sept 2010, Figueres (Spain) - DANCE:FILM 10, Aug. 2010, Dance Base, Edinburgh - Forest Fringe, Aug 2010, The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh - Big Chill Festival, Aug 2010, Swap Meet, - One-on-One Festival, July 2010, B.A.C., London - In-Presentable, June 2010, La Casa Encendida, Madrid - Brighton Festival, May 2010, The Basement, Brighton - moves10, April 2010, The Bluecoat, Liverpool - What If... Festival, April 2010, Siobhan Davies Studios, London - National Review of Live Art (One Year On), March 2010, The Arches, Glasgow
Work in Progress Shows: - Oct 09, Supper Club - Fortunes of White Night, Brighton - Aug 09, Testing Grounds, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton - Sept 09, The Basement, Brighton
“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 live performance, a bizarre sensuous experience featuring you, your invisible friend, a 3D soundtrack, an old forgotten dance, an ocean, a flavour 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.
Devised and performed by Sam Pearson and Clara García Fraile Music: Sam Pearson Assistance and documentation: Chloe Ducharne Supported by Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove Arts Commission, The Basement, South East Dance, Ingravid Festival, Blast Theory Studios, Lighthouse Totalduration: 9 minutes Media: Video played out of iPod into video-goggles and one-to-one live performance.
PRESS: "A disorienting delight for stoner and philosopher alike" The Skinny “Me and the Machine uses technology to give you an entirely different world view" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian “A little gem” Total Theatre Review “Me And The Machine's unsettling and touching When We Meet Again explores how we interact with reality and the imagination” The Guardian A man like a machine… tomorrow? >>