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We need performers for our show on december 8

REMOTE CITIZEN — in NEW YORK, MANHATTAN
Sunday, December 8, 2013

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: BE PART OF A FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL ART PERFORMANCE !!!
REMOTE CITIZEN is for the very first time in NEW YORK, MANHATTAN

Join this unique art performance in public space as active participant !
No special skills required !
Everybody has a chance to participate on a first come first serve basis !

Sign in: http://remote-citizen.ch/anmeldungen_EN/anmeldung_teilnehmer_NewYork_EN.html

Summary:
Up to 50 participants are directed and synchronized via wireless intercom, moving from one place to the other in Manhattan. The guides and directors of the performance are Christian Kuntner and Astride Schlaefli, two performing artists from Switzerland.

Through direct control of the actions, we influence the flow of normality, deflect it, bring it to a standstill, or speed it up. Our intervention is subtle; it gives the place a slight temporary stir that can be mysterious, eerie, or funny.

REMOTE CITIZEN uses controlled intervention in crowded places to intensify, break, or reduce to absurdity any predominant dynamics. In this way, reality and staging seamlessly blend into each other. Following the successful previous 30 performances in 6 countries ( Buenos Aires, Marseille, Istanbul, Munich, Yerevan, Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Geneva…), the event is going to happen for the first time in the US!

Video, Marseille (France) : http://remote-citizen.ch/dokumentationen_EN/10.dokumentation_Marseille_EN.html
What’s it all about : http://remote-citizen.ch/beschreibungen_EN/00.information_EN.html
Sign in: http://remote-citizen.ch/anmeldungen_EN/anmeldung_teilnehmer_NewYork_EN.html

Due to technical limitation, we can’t handle more than 60 participants on a first come first serve basis… don’t hesitate !
Please: everybody interested in playing the game should be aware of the timetable. Please do not block other people with a “maybe”-registration.
Once you have signed in, you will receive more detailed information via e-mail.

Workflow:
11am : meeting with all participants (we’ll let you know later about the directions). Introduction to the performance and short training.
12.30am – 1.30pm : break, lunch (we provide some fruits and water)
2pm : we hit the streets of Manhattan for 2 hours, moving from place to place.
4.30pm : come back to the meeting point, sit together, eat, drink and talk.

(We will be in charge of any public transport that might be necessary to accomplish the performance and are going to buy a stack of metrocards)

For individual informations or questions, please contact us via the following e-mail address: mailto:citizen@remote-citizen.ch.

We hope to meet a lot of people !

Please forward this email to all your friends !

Kindly
Christian, Astride

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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