ارتباط مجدد یک پروژهی تجربی کاملاً مستقل است و هنرمند-محور،
با هدف پژوهش و آموزش تخصصی در حوزهی هنرهای اجرایی با تمرکز روی اجراهای دیجیتال.
تمام تلاشمان این است این پلتفرم، پلی باشد بین هنرمندان فارسیزبان با هنرمندان و موقعیتهای بینالمللی.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Re-Connect Online Performance Festival is a collective performance arts project that uses digital media technologies to reconnect artists and audiences during the social distancing era. The festival closes that distance by providing an inclusive digital platform for artists to engage global audiences with new, challenging performance art.
Created in March of 2020 in response to the global pandemic, our festival events bring artists from around the world together as an act of solidarity. The first edition of the festival took place between March 25-April 17, 2020. Featuring 45 live performances and 20 lecture or panel discussions selected from 122 applications, we introduced audiences to artists across 5 continents. Viewers enjoyed multilingual events broadcast live from Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Nigeria, Japan, India, Germany, Romania, the USA, and other countries.
The second iteration of the festival will take place from March 25th-April 12th, 2021 in partnership with the University of Maryland. We have confirmed events featuring the award-winning cast and crew of the VR film, Finding Pandora X, as well as Culture Hub’s LiveLab, Mozilla Hubs, and Playtronica Studios.
The festival has established an artist exchange network that supports initiatives like our virtual artist residency and arts management student internship programs. Partnered with the University of Maryland, as well as arts organizations in Iran, Argentina, Switzerland, and France, Re-Connect localizes the global through its meaningful digital collaborations.
WHO WE RE-CONNECT
The festival helps underserved, socially distant, and geopolitically isolated communities to engage with contemporary performance art. Free and open to most on accessible platforms, the festival features a diverse representation of artists and audiences. We showcase artwork and intellectual discussions that focus on how VR and other digital technologies can help us to creatively reimagine accessible artistic spaces and communities.
Our staff of mostly immigrants and women connects global artists and audiences in multilingual digital spaces. To help bridge information and artistic gaps in a global art world, we introduce diverse online audiences to art from countries that may be geographically restricted and isolated from the international art community. By highlighting and serving artist communities where live public performances are restricted, we aim to spark conversations and deconstruct stereotypes. Our festival helps break down geographic, censorship, and communication barriers.
We found that there is a global need and interest in our online performance festival platform. During the first festival, the number of concurrent Instagram livestream viewers ranged from 30-370 people, with an average of 50 viewers per broadcast. The festival currently has over 6,000 Instagram followers and an average of 1,364 impressions per post. We invite you to interact with us on social media so that we can continue to (re-)connect global artists and audiences.
Re-Connect Online Performance Festival is a joint project co-founded by the NH Theatre Agency, Ctrl+Z Theater Group, and Bohemi Theater Group. The international curating board included Fariborz Karimi, Nima Dehghani, Sepehr Sharifzadeh, Meera Krishna & Lakshmi Venkataraman from Prakriti Foundation (India), Liu Xiaoyi of Emergency Stairs (Singapore), and Erica McCalman of Art Oracle (Australia).
For the second iteration of the festival, we are establishing a multinational artist exchange network that supports artist residency programs and mini-grants. To facilitate these initiatives, we have partnered with Work it Out in Switzerland, Espace Croisé and La Ligne Ouverte in France, and Platforma LODO in Argentina.
We hope that all together, we can join forces to support the interests of the arts and technology through human connections.
1. Salzburg Global Seminar