The piece is constructed as an experiment for the participants to take part in. They hear a scientist who tells them about mysterious signals from space that right now hits the town square where they are. The scientist explains that they are carrying a signal receiver and asks them to help him collect the signals by moving in different ways. The participants will receive instructions on how to move around the site, they do not hear the same instructions and together their movements forms a choreography between fountains, park benches, shop windows and passers-by. The broadcast is hijacked by Rimina. A child’s voice that proves to be an artificial consciousness from the 5000’s. It turns out that it is Rimina who has sent out these space signals and she desperately wants to talk to someone from our time.
We have created an interactive audio walk that gives life to the town square who is often empty. In the piece we let a group of children take over their local square for a while and give them a listening experience that they helped create. We asked us if the town square is that thriving and lively place they once were built to be, and are children using these squares and in what way?
CONCEPT: TOMAS RAJNAI, JENS NIELSEN AND LAURA WIHLBORG
VOICE: ALICE DUFVA CARLÉN AND JENS NIELSEN
Supported by: Stockholms stad
Performed at: Moment:teater, Fria Teatern and Tempo Documentary festival