Imagine that all electrons in the known universe are one and the same. That is to say, that every one of the billions of electrons moving through your body or my body for that matter, are connected in the most intimate way, being like siamese twins only apart.
If this were true, then we are all kept alive and existent by the same fundamental particle, controlling and creating our thoughts, feelings, lusts, needs and anxieties. In short, we are all powered by one single, miniature power-centre, simultaneously moving around every atom, rushing through every power-cable, exploding in every sun, and are therefore even less separated by race, religion, ideology and language than our human folly leads us to believe.
Imagine that.

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Like / Not Like - open source physical theatre ideas

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As of March 2014, we are moving into the 3rd phase of this project. We are currently working with the 40 videos that have received most Likes and Not Likes on YouTube (I know that this is strange on Vimeo, but we needed thumbs to go both up and down and


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As of March 2014, we are moving into the 3rd phase of this project. We are currently working with the 40 videos that have received most Likes and Not Likes on YouTube (I know that this is strange on Vimeo, but we needed thumbs to go both up and down and therefor chose YouTube for gathering stats).

The material in the videos will be reworked, experimented with and filmed once again. Hopefully we will ultimately also create a show using both live performance, video and maybe even live online interaction with the audience.

Tune in for more information later this year (2014).

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Jens Bäckvall

Early information on the project:

In a time where ACTA and SOPA are being discussed, dissected and damned, 2 Danish performing artists have started to create free ideas and thoughts for performing arts, for anyone to use, abuse, re-use, re-make, change and do with as they please.

2473652012 – An Open-source Physical-theatre Project has been creating ideas for movement, characters, text, situations etc. since the 1st of January, and they're all on the internet, free to take and use.
We think that there has always been a lot of recycling of ideas and taking of inspiration from each other in all of the arts, be it performing-, fine- or musical-art. Many would like to be original, but one has to ask oneself what it truly means to be original and whether it wouldn't be better to accept that we all borrow from and are inspired by each other and that maybe this borrowing is the basis of developing and renewing the arts to all of our common and greater good.
In addition to this, the project is a good opportunity for us to challenge ourselves into coming up with new ideas to share with people, every single day all through 2012.

The project is a video-notebook. As an artist, one constantly comes up with potentially artistic ideas, both useful and not so useful, which one writes down in a notebook. In time some of theses ideas are realised in the form of an artwork, performance or choreography and others are forgotten or left alone.
In 2473652012... we have to create a video from one of our ideas every day of 2012. Each of these ideas is uploaded to a Youtube-channel and marked with a Creative Commons licens, meaning that everyone has the right to use and change the video at will.
Many of the video-ideas also have some original sound. Most of this is also open-source and may be used in the same way as the physical material.
Additionally we upload a short text every day, which again is open-source and free for everyone to use.

In the beginning of 2013, we will gather all the material that they have created along with any comments or contributions from others, to create a physical-theatre performance. What the show will be like and what it will be about is unknown at this point, since it is to be created from all of the years material and work on it won't be started until next year.
We are hoping to partly fund the final performance through crowd-funding using the following:

indiegogo.com/24-7-365-2012-An-open-source-physical-theatre-project.

The project's main language is English, to include as many people internationally as possible, but other languages might find their way into 247365... during the year.

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