Script for a Synthetic play - an online radio theater performance/book launch event
Hosted by VHDG and co-hosted by Onomatopee Projects.
Tune in for an online radio theater performance/book launch event: an acoustic way of approaching the unique experience that was Unknown Grounds. So dust off your ears and prepare your mind for a short but sweet reading of some of the juiciest pages of Script for a Synthetic play, a book in which expertise meets experience in informal and accessible conversations turned into a comedy play with a hint of science fiction. Hybrid voices circulate, boundaries of disciplines blur, and new grounds are collectively explored.
Script for a Synthetic Play delves into human and land exhaustion, new world-making technologies, the need for refuge and infrastructures of care, and cultural and ecological challenges of today. Through the generative power of fiction a sense of identity and belonging emerges, but also of marginality and dispossession.
[Script for a Synthetic Play stems from the discussions that took place in the performative symposium “Unknown Grounds'' in Leeuwarden, 2019, organized by art initiative VHDG and Tresoar Frysk Histoarysk en Letterkundich Sintrum, and features a collection of texts written by Sissel Marie Tonn, Bert Looper, Andrej Radman, Theun Karelse, masharu, Bert Boekschoten and Flora Reznik.]
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Script for a Synthetic Play
On (Un)grounding community and the generative power of fiction
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Ground, foundation, land, landscape, territory, earth, soil, dirt, dust.
Script for a Synthetic Play stems from a staged conversation between a historian, an anthropologist, three artists, an earth eater and an architecture theorist: they enter unknown grounds, it is dark, and a disembodied alien voice encourages them to move across uneven terrain. A temporary community of strangers is formed. A sense of agency and belonging emerges, but also of marginality and dispossession. Hybrid voices start to circulate and be heard, borders of disciplines are blurred and grounds for certainty are collectively explored anew. Each step leaves sources for a unique script.
Script for a Synthetic Play delves into new world-making technologies, the need for refuge and infrastructures of care, human and land exhaustion and cultural and ecological challenges of today. Expertise meets experience in informal and approachable discussions that, stylized for dramatic effect, create a conversation piece in the form of a play activated by the generative power of fiction.
- 165 x 210 mm / 6.49 x 8.26 inches (Portrait)
- Flora Reznik
- Nathaniel Feldmann, Sissel Marie Tonn, Andrej Radman, Bert Looper, Theun Karelse, masharu, Bert Boekschoten, Flora Reznik
- Studio Bramesfeld
- Release date
- Favini Crush Olive 350 gsm (cover) and HBook TRND 80gsm (inside)
- Kopa, Vilnius (LT)
- GT Haptic & Happy Times at the IKOB New Game Plus Edition
- Image specs
- no images
- Text editor
- Amy Gowen
- Made possible by
- VHDG, Tresor