Munich: Horst Konietzny (director/concept), Octavio Camargo & team; Brisbane: Suzon Fuks, James Cunningham, Helen Varley Jamieson, Scotia Monkivitch and team Skopje: Boris Petrovisky, Elena Veljanovska, Cveta Spasova Brighton: Claudia Kappenberg and Amy Cunningham and team Curitiba; Katia Horn and Stephany Mattano
several months in the planning & preparation. i think horst first contacted me in october 2007
Munich (as part of the 850th anniversary of the city, the event was screened in the Wittelsbacher Platz in central Munich); nodes in each of the following locations: Brisbane Australia, Brighton UK, Skopje Macedonia & Curatiba Brasil.
purpose-built web streaming platform that allowed for 5 web cams to appear on the same page, plus the audio from the 5 locations. For rehearsals, cueing etc we also used Skype, email, etc.
The concept was to create performances connecting public spaces in the 5 locations, building bridges & networks across the distances. The event in Munich was very public with hundreds of people passing through (there were also other things happening in the same area); in Skopje they were in a street in the city & in Curatiba they were in a park. We didn’t manage to get a public venue in Brisbane, so used an artists’ studio, & in Brighton they were in a room at the university. There were specified times for some events, which were semi-rehearsed & co-ordinated but also partly improvised.