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, took place from March 25th—April 12th, 2021. This edition featured 60 performances and 16 lectures from artists and luminaries from 22 countries.
Projects included 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, IndieCade, and many more. All events were open access and free to the public
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.
July 1-4, 2021
Spores fly apart. One finds a home here, and the others, there. They grow and dig and grow and dig until they find each other again beneath the oceans and streets. @Root Proposals 2021 situates itself within this vast system of internet cables and roots that share nutrients and knowledge. The vestiges of colonization leave us unable to all meet in the same space and time. A virus dictates that we cannot be a festival. So, we will be a fungus — a mycorrhiza, a network of diasporic spores, scattered about the world and germinating in the in-betweens.
After a year lying dormant in the ground, we are ready to ‘get our hands dirty.’ Following the path of Rough Proposals 2019, we dive into the soil, creating diasporic practices scattered across space and time. From July 1 to July 4, we will let our “root proposals” grow rough in the in-betweens of Gießen’s Theaterlabor, Frankfurt’s Digital Mousonturm, a living room in Isfahan,Re_Connect online performance festival, outdoors under the sun or the moon.
Over these 4 days, we will experience 14 iterative works created within the scope of Gießen’s MA programme in Choreography and Performance.
Each event will move across these different ecosystems—vibrant and lush, even in the dark underground.
- Thu, Jul 01ROOT FESTIVAL WEBSITEJul 01, 1:00 AM – Jul 04, 8:57 AMROOT FESTIVAL WEBSITEOver these 4 days, we will experience 14 iterative works created within the scope of Gießen’s MA programme in Choreography and Performance. Each event will move across these different ecosystems—vibrant and lush, even in the dark underground. More info: https://rootproposals2021.hotglue.me
- Thu, May 27Zoom
- Wed, May 19Zoom
- Mon, Apr 12
- Mon, Apr 12
- Sun, Apr 11Twitch, Zoom, Mozilla Hubs, STYLY
- Sun, Apr 11Apr 11, 9:08 AM – 9:30 AM EDTبسط 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