From March 31. to 6. April 2014, the company Olga Mesa and Francisco Ruiz De Infante worked on their artistic research around the project CARMEN/SHAKESPEARE SECOND ACT (The One with the Crash-tests)
Study and creation of prototypes for cross-experimentation of multiple scenes.
The idea is to build and link six spaces : the stage and five other locations interconnected via Internet from Lisbon, Casablanca, Strasbourg, Madrid and Geneva (in relation to a "guest team" of five artists who are based or staying in these cities). These experiments will be integrated into the web-platform www.lillas-pastia.net that will eventually become a real "place" on stage in the scenography as well as the dramaturgy of SECOND ACT.
For the construction of these multiple scenes the work will involve :
- Mirrored changes in the different places after they have been interconnected (a place imitates another like it )
- Their sound and visual resonances, paying particular attention to the concept of " counterpoint ", a concept that was experienced in the ACT 1.
- Subtle gestual contaminations performed within each of the six places.
- Generating apparent "dialogues of the deaf" between live "presence" and images or sounds captured upstream (off the real-time streaming) .
The www.lillas-pastia.net internet platform requires the completion of a charter that determines response protocols for the authors and for " extraordinary guests " and finally for Internet accomplices of the project. At each level of participation, it is possible to intervene in specific forms: text-image-sound, articulation / editing content, dialogue protocols, plasticity, forms for the streaming parts...