Pressure Cooker Arts is delighted to be co-producing, together with Artsadmin, At Home in Gaza and London, a Station House Opera performance project that uses digital technologies to bring together the lives of people in locations separated by great political, economic and physical divides.
By using a mix of live-streaming and recorded video, a single performance space is created where artists work together. They occupy each other's homes, streets and other social spaces to share their everyday behaviour and concerns, as they dissolve into each other or become ghostly protagonists in the drama.
Adapting the simple video technologies available in places with limited internet or technical resources, At Home in Gaza and London opens a new way for artists to engage with each other across the world, allows audiences to participate and meet, and presents a direct and personal response to the problems of Gaza and its isolation.
Having established a strong team and tested video techniques during a two-week residency in January - as part of the Digital Utopia initiative sponsored by LIFT, Watermans Arts Centre and Somerset House - we are currently raising funds for a four-week research and development workshop from October-November 2016. The workshop will focus on developing the participants's stories and interactions for a full production in Gaza and London in 2017/18.
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At Home in Gaza and London residency, January 2016.