November 19, 2004
This one is really for my files, I love to collect reviews on performances which involve audience participation and mobile phones.
"It's a reflection on public/private relations by one Slovene performance artist and 40 audience members and their cell phones". The audience was asked to: bring a cell phone if you have one! The artist may ask you to call your friends and allow him to converse.
Miss Mobile has been performed in Gent, New York, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Paris and Rijeka. Before Boston it will be performed in Rome and Zagreb; after Boston in Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Ana.
Related articles on performances and audience participation by SMS:
-- SimpleTEXT: control the peformance with SMS - SimpleTEXT is an audio/visual performance that focuses on the dynamic involvement of the audience through input from mobile devices.
-- Text The Dancer - The audience at a dance performance in London's Trafalgar Square this Sunday (August 2004) will be invited to direct the outcome live by Text Messaging.
-- «Texterritory», an experimental interactive dance performance - Texterritory is a playground performance concept in which the audience has control over physical bodies (dancers and musicians) along with lighting, music and midi system at specific times in the performance... by sending instructions by SMS.
-- «Text Messaging Theater - Spectators at The Bull Arts Centre in Northern London were in for an evening of textual enhancement as Texterritory 's multi-media, non-linear story breaks the traditional relationships of dance, theater, and the audience.
-- Op Misses Opera Opp - Perfomers of the English National Opera of Puccini's La Bohème in Trafalgar Square last summer (sponsored by mobile operator 02) had been persuaded to do an encore following the audience's vote by SMS on three arias - But because of the rainy weather, the outdoor event was held indoors and the text messaging part, cancelled.
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