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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. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Click here to watch live on YouTube 
August 27-29, Shahrivar 5-7 | 9:30 PM IRST 10AM PDT, 5:30 AM IRST, 6PM PDT

This screening is produced by Stanford Iranian Studies program.

 
 

 
 

PAST EVENTS

 
  • ROOT PROPOSALS
    Thu, Jul 01
    ROOT FESTIVAL WEBSITE
    Jul 01, 1:00 AM – Jul 04, 8:57 AM
    ROOT FESTIVAL WEBSITE
    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. More info: https://rootproposals2021.hotglue.me
  • Political act of Cyberformance
    May 30, 12:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Cyber Guerrilla Theatre This research examines the political engagement of a performance and its relation to street protests based on how that guerrilla theater and protests can take place in cyberspace.
  • When Algorithms Are Making Waves
    May 27, 12:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Art and Sociology Meeting Artist Gaëtan Robillard invites scientist Olivier Bonin for an online video conference. This exchange pursues an artistic investigation of climate change, society and the way algorithms shape the understanding of both natural and human environment.
  • Lecture No. 3:  Fluxus Scores
    May 19, 12:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    Perry Garvin revisits FLUXCONCERT, a group he established in 2008 to perform original instruction works and historic event scores by Fluxus artists. Media Farzin speaks about a historic Fluxus exhibition she co-curated at the Museum for Contemporary Art Roskilde.
  • Croc Pot: The Mix
    Mon, Apr 12
    Instagram
    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.
  • Scene territories: body, testimony and intermediality
    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.
  • Common Realm 2
    Mon, Apr 12
    Youtube
    Apr 12, 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?”
  • Your Destination Was Not Found
    Apr 11, 9:30 PM EDT – Apr 13, 1:30 AM EDT
    WhatsApp
    بازسازی پیغام‌های اعظم قدیانی قبل از واقعه
  • INVISIBODY
    Sun, Apr 11
    Twitch, Zoom, Mozilla Hubs, STYLY
    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.
  • Body expansion in cyberspace
    Sun, Apr 11
    Instagram
    Apr 11, 9:08 AM – 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
  • CASA EM JOGO (HOUSE IN PLAY) / Playgrounds Por Todo Lado (Everywhere)!
    Apr 11, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom
    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.
  • Body Journeys in Architectures
    Apr 11, 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM EDT
    Zoom
    We want to live a limitless trip for an hour together!
  • WE
    Sat, Apr 10
    Electrotheatre & Zoom
    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.
  • Parasite Selfie
    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?”
  • Coexistence
    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.
  • Performative Bodies
    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.
  • Transcontinental Whispers
    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.
  • Intersect
    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.

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