Re-Connect, the groundbreaking  online performance art festival that launched last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, is proud to announce its return for a second year. The second iteration of the festival with the special theme Re-Connect: Borderless, will take place from March 25th—April 12th, 2021 and will feature 60 performances and 22 lectures from artists and luminaries from 22 countries. 

 

Projects include special presentations from the award-winning cast and crew of the VR immersive theater production, Finding Pandora X, in addition to panels presented by Culture Hub, Mozilla Hubs, Playtronica, Illusorr, IndieCade, Disco Tehran, and many more. All events are open access, free to the public, and take place between 8:00AM to 2PM Eastern Standard Time.

 

In light of the ongoing pandemic, this year’s theme, Re-Connect: Borderless reflects the festival’s goal to support underserved and geopolitically isolated communities across the globe. In an era of restriction, surveillance, and government censorship, highlighting and boosting artists in these communities and providing a platform  becomes an act of solidarity. Our first run revealed a global interest in online performance art and a need to organize and expand the scope of the platform. 

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EVENTS MARCH 25- APRIL 12

  • Apr 08, 9:30 AM – Apr 12, 12:00 PM
    Telegram
    How is it different to talk to chatbots or an AI companion rather than to another human?
  • Apr 10, 2:30 PM EDT
    Electrotheatre & Zoom
    WE is based on Yevgeny Zamyatin's 1924 novel We. The performance will be followed by the talk on Zoom.
  • Apr 11, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM EDT
    Zoom
    We want to live a limitless trip for an hour together!
  • HOUSE IN PLAY is an interactive online Zoom performance experience for children ages 5-8 (and their parents) in which performer Ieltxu Ortueta is encouraging his audiences to rediscover the house as a space of play.
  • Apr 11, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Twitch, Zoom, Mozilla Hubs, STYLY
    Is any “body” here?!? We want to invite you to unite with us in the virtual space, wander through a series of embodied cyber existence, and mediate the poetic experience of the virtual world through our physical bodies.
  • Apr 11, 8:30 PM EDT – Apr 12, 9:30 AM EDT
    Instagram
    بسط یافتگی بدن در فضای مجازی این ایده برگرفته از یک مطالعات بینارشته ای میان علوم اعصاب و تئاتر است که با اقتباس از نمایشنامه "هملت ماشین" اثر هاینر مولر به تقابل میان بازیگر و واقعیت مجازی پرداخته و با همکاری آزمایشگاه ملی نقشه برداری مغز ایران با 12 بازیگر که همگی مرد هستند و تجربه ای از واقعیت م
  • Apr 11, 9:30 PM EDT – Apr 13, 1:30 AM EDT
    WhatsApp
    بازسازی پیغام‌های اعظم قدیانی قبل از واقعه
  • Apr 12, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Twitch
    Father and son duo Seth and Will Kibel will take listeners through a brief survey of klezmer music. Klezmer, which literally means “tool of song” in Yiddish, is the secular folk music of the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Apr 12, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
    Facebook
    It is a sound performance that talks about the relationship we have built between theatre and digital arts during the pandemic.
  • Apr 12, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT
    Instagram
    Croc Pot is a group collective from BC focused on making life changing music and sharing it with the world. Collaborative. Collective. We cannot make what we make without our people. Croc Pot is sustained through participation.

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PAST EVENTS

  • Sat, Apr 10
    Zoom
    Apr 10, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    “how would you collaborate with a cockroach?” “we want you - sexy cockroach.” lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum “how do you kill cockroaches in your hometown?”
  • Sat, Apr 10
    Twitch, Zoom
    Apr 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Twitch, Zoom
    Coexistence is a collaborative effort which tries to create a futuristic talkshow between a fictional human being and an artificial intelligence named Oneiros.
  • Sat, Apr 10
    Zoom
    Apr 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    This artist talk will present an overview of Scott Andrew's multimedia work in video, installation, performance, media/sound design, production, and curation of performance works for stage.
  • Sat, Apr 10
    Aejaa Video Room
    Apr 10, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    Aejaa Video Room
    Transcontinental Whispers - a transcontinental, collaborative Performance - is an ongoing project which considers the nature of live performance in the digital realm.
  • Sat, Apr 10
    Twitch
    Apr 10, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Twitch
    Intersect is a VR audiovisual performance examining the consciousness of five disparate humans intertwined through splintering timelines.
  • Apr 10, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Ohyay
    Each of us has a cyber body in physical space. In this performance, the performer is physically on the street; however, we see him as a cyberspace sign.
  • Fri, Apr 09
    YouTube
    Apr 09, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM EDT
    YouTube
    The University of British Columbia Theatre and Film present their first-ever live-stream production, a mixed reality experience where traditional stage play meets technology.
  • Fri, Apr 09
    Twitch
    Apr 09, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
    Twitch
    Named after the scientist who discovered audio feedback, the piece uses audio feedback as its primary source of sound generation.
  • Fri, Apr 09
    Instagram & YouTube
    Apr 09, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Instagram & YouTube
    “Project.Detachment” is the archeology of today. It’s an artistic attempt to recollect and reconstruct the lost stories. Stories that are labeled as insignificant but are somehow related to our lives.
  • Fri, Apr 09
    Zoom
    Apr 09, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    Zoom
    Using the form of a performative interview, this participatory online piece seeks to further examine the concept of our habitus by asking each other questions.
  • Fri, Apr 09
    Youtube
    Apr 09, 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM EDT
    Youtube
    “We are all locked down in our private realms. Communication starts outside. The reality of communicating is floating between the public and private realms. You are offered a narration; do you believe it?”
  • Apr 09, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM EDT
    Teamlink
  • Thu, Apr 08
    Twitch
    Apr 08, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Twitch
    FOAMING IN HER EYES is a performance series by drag specialist in computer ophthalmology Anne Ampersand.
  • Thu, Apr 08
    Twitch
    Apr 08, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Twitch
    An audiovisual performance blending modular synthesis with generative visual art, opened for audience participation through an experimental livestream integration.
  • Apr 08, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Instagram
    بی در کجا برای توصیف وضعیت آدم هایی به کار می رود که جبری عظیم ،آن هارا در جایی نگه داشته که متعلق به آن ها نیست. برای این آدم ها ،کشور،شهر ،خانه ،و در کنار معشوقِ خود زیستن با زندگی در شهر و کشوری غریب و تنها تفاوتی ندارد.
  • Apr 08, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom
    How the persian carpet moves you: a historical, cultural, political, and artistic look into the persian carpet as an entry to investigate home-made movements and to explore improvisatory and choreographic patterns through researching our connection to this globalized object.
  • Apr 07, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
    Twitch
    IndieCade finalists and friends discuss how methods, techniques and interaction aesthetics from games are being used to inform the creation of online theatre and performative experiences.
  • Apr 07, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Web App
    Have you ever strolled around in Tehran? The streets in Tehran are full of removed phenomenons, including eliminated bodies.

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