Inspired by One hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, MACONDO is a show that combines autoteatro with gaming strategy, using Binaural recording, a rich soundscape, projections and poetic text, for an audience of 100+.
This film was shot after three days work at Barbican Centre during OpenLab residency while testing some ideas generated improvising with lights, sound, set and video.
Different audio tracks are played to different groups within the audience via a combination of multi-channel radio headphones and mp3 players. In this way, specifc instructons were given to separate groups, at times creating choral scenes, and at others more intimate events played out by smaller groups of people or solo. Everyone hears the same sound scape and narration but depending of which track they are listening to, they receive different instructions allowing them to undertake tasks and 'act a role' for the rest of the audience without them knowing what they were asked to do.
For the purpouse of this video different audio tracks have been merged together to reveal instructions for all of the people involved in the action to allow the viewer to get e better understanding of the strategy employed. For some of the scenes the instructions have been taken out entirely to allow the viewer to watch it as if they were in the audience.