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Spooky Action at a Distance

Spooky Action at a Distance

Spooky Action at a Distance

Schwindelfrei Festival
Mannheim, Germany
2-5 June

Artist: Willoh S. Weiland
Composer: James Brennan

Inspired by the female NASA employees who were trained but never allowed to fly the Apollo missions, Spooky Action at a Distance uses as its starting point moments in history that could have been vastly different if only we'd allowed them to be true. If women had gone to the moon, if Google really wasn't evil, if Hilary Clinton really did sleep with Yoko Ono, what would the future look like?

This is a live artwork that asks audiences, in 2066, on a new and fantastical planet, how will you behave? Will you repeat the past, its same old gestures and empty slogans or will you rose up with a new vision of human compassion and dancing styles.

Part-installation, part re-enactment, this is a terrifying utopia where live video interacts with fictional landscapes and vice versa. It is unsafe, without oxygen and potentially intensely fun.
Image Paul Ducco