In Whispers, players experience a one-on-one short performance after which they receive a bronze tablet, cast with 10 rules.
Players pass the performance and the tablet from person to person playing both audience then performer in a cooperative gifting chain.
Whispers’ explores the culture of gifting and exchange between a number players experiencing one on one, one-minute performance’s.
The bronze tablet holds the infrastructure to this exchange and passes on instructions to each player about how to move forward by passing on the performance, and also how to record this exchange through the use of SMS technology.
Each exchange of the story will inevitably morph it slightly – sometimes a lot.
There is a sense of mystery around this project, as we will never know what each exchange looked like, only where and when it took place.
We will commission established artists to create the initial first short performances which, with each tablet, will embark on a journey to an unknown destination.
Whispers is a Kaleider production conceived by Kaleider’s Artistic Director Seth Honnor.
Commission: In each location we would like to work with the promoter to commission a local artist to create the initial first short performances which, with each tablet, will embark on a journey to an unknown destination. The fee for this is £200.00. The £200.00 includes the first performance.
Kaleider’s fee (which includes the tablets): £500.
Location: Whispers can begin in any given location. Our experience is that it works really well in festival contexts.
Contact for touring: Katie Keeler (Executive Producer)