By Spreafico Eckly and Theatre Replacement
Let’s say, just for now, that 2006 was the last unchallenged moment of western power — this white spectre’s final year of being the given, the norm, the voice… for everyone in the world.
This new work by Theatre Replacement and Spreafico Eckly (Norway) runs with this assumption and uses a 2006 magazine article written by David Foster Wallace about tennis phenomenon Roger Federer to explore how social awareness has shifted over the last 13 years.
The piece asks you to observe a creature — a creature whose voice is being repeatedly modulated through digital means — try to reconcile the writing of their beloved American author with their conflicted contemporary condition. It’s an exhaustive and meandering task that questions how much a shifting social context should influence the reading of the written word.
Conception, design and original text: James Long and Andrea Spreafico
Performance: James Long
Direction: Andrea Spreafico
Sound design and Live Modulation: Nancy Tam
Quoted text: David Foster Wallace
Co-production support from BIT Teatergarasjen and Teaterhuset Avant Garden.
Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council Norway and The City of Bergen/Bergen Kommune.
BIT Teatergarasjen’s Meteor Festival
Teaterhuset Avant Garden
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Photos by Matt Reznek
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