transmediale.08 – CONSPIRE – Festival 30 Jan – 3 Feb 2008 – Opening 29 Jan 2008
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany
www.transmediale.de and www.movingforest.net
MOVING FOREST a durational sonica with citywide wifi transmission, February 1, 11:00 – 23:00
a proposal by Shu Lea Cheang + Martin Howse
Moving Forest proposes a 12 hour 5 act sonic performance to be intervened by an expandable citywide operatic manoeuver with public wifi and mobile technology. Derived from Kurosawa’s film version of Macbeth, Spider Web Castle (aka Throne of Blood, 1957), Moving Forest renders the film’s final sequences (12 minutes in length) into a 12 hour sonica of grand scale.
Moving Forest presented by AKA THE CASTLE
AKA the castle is a temporal performance troop brought together to realize the 12 hour extravangaza Moving Forest. Conceived by Shu Lea Cheang and Martin Howse, AKA the castle pushes the network performance genre by gathering soundists, silk threaders, writers, visual artists, software artists, wifi fielders for a durational performance fueled with remorse, betrayal and a grand act of insurgency from people/s front.
The players: Castle (HKW):; omen [Mattin]; remorse [Leif Elggren] – concept/setup; betrayal [Kaffe Matthews]; overthrow [Joachim Montessuis] – details; return [Phill Niblock with Natalia Pschenitschnikova], and many others