ZONA K, Codicefionda, Agrupación Señor Serrano
PLAY ME (Origins project)
A button. One player. One screen.
Here are the new barbarians. Incomprehensible to the eyes of the adult world. Teenagers, hyper-connected and fragile, terrified and attracted by the image of themselves on social media, experts in sexting, video-gaming and binge drinking, owners of SmartPhones as an extension of their bodies. But what do we know about today’s teenagers?
A narrative short circuit from the origins of the video game to the origins of the iGeneration.
An immersive experience in which we meet today’s teenagers through the use of new technologies. A path of creation that narrates our identities – real and virtual – thanks to the comparison between generations.
In this performance the spectator will find himself in relation to them. He will be able to choose whether to confirm or question his own expectations, fears and prejudices. The ultimate goal will be a “performative game” to generate an unprecedented and intimate encounter.
PLAY ME (ORIGINS PROJECT) is the result of a work on the biographies of young people met during the research and dramaturgical development phase between Turin and Milan. What the sociologist Morin calls “cinema of total authenticity”.
After Generazione gLocale and thanks to the ORA! call for proposals from Compagnia San Paolo, ZONA K is once again confronted with a new production, rethinking the artistic and cultural exchange between a young author and an established artist. The collaboration with Andrea Ciommiento is confirmed, this time flanked by the Agrupación Señor Serrano – Silver Lion at the 2015 Venice Biennial and already guests of ZONA K – with the most innovative aspects of his poetics that will guide the entire production, as well as activating a debate on new participatory methods.
Multimedia performance for the single spectator
From age 17 and up, Admission every 15 min
production ZONA K (Milan), creation Codicefionda (Turin), dramaturgical consultancy Agrupación Señor Serrano (Barcelona), in collaboration with Fuori Luogo Festival (La Spezia), Polo del ‘900 (Turin), Festival dei Diritti Umani (Milan), Istituto Professionale Albe Steiner (Turin), Yepp Italia (Turin) and Collettivo gLocale (Milan), Dialoghi – Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin” (CSS Teatro stabile d’innovazione del FVG), with the support of IntercettAzioni – Centro di Residenza Artistica della Lombardia and the Municipality of Milan.
project direction and creation Andrea Ciommiento, multimedia creation and reference Simone Rosset, dramaturgical consultancy Álex Serrano and Pau Palacios, executive production Valentina Picariello and Valentina Kastlunger, organisation and communication Silvia Orlandi and Federica Bruscaglioni, VR application programming Luigi Sorbilli and Giuliano Poretti, creative assistance Kausar El Allam, Shady Mostafa, Imane Mouslim, Jaouher Brahim, Mattia Ghezzi, Anes Fettar, Matteo Coppola, Momo Moukett, Filippo Farina, Lorenzo Bregant, Federica Bruscaglioni, with thanks to ITAS Giulio Natta and Hotel San Guido in Milan.
“The project is realized with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo in the context of ORA! Productions of contemporary culture”.