Social Fiction with PIPS:lab (Amsterdam)
Nov 19-22, 8:00 PM
Reservations: (403) 205-2922
Tickets: $39 regular; $20 students/artists/under 30
www.theatrejunction.com | www.pipslab.org
Returning to Theatre Junction GRAND with another Canadian premiere after last season’s DieSpace 3.0, direct from Amsterdam is PIPS:lab’s acclaimed Social Fiction. This unique work is an interactive, multi-media performance in real-time, breaking the boundaries between theatre, cinema and video games.
What would happen if you could trade your reality for a newer and better reality? What if privacy was the only sacrifice? Social Fiction is a frantic search to translate the impermanent yet indelible nature of online information, networks and friendships into contemporary theatre. Social Fiction, where the personification of social media makes an appearance, is soaked with funky music, and rewards with a grand finale. It is in this not-so-distant world that Social Fiction explores the phenomenon of social media, where a social life may now consist of browsing the web, preferably without personal commitment. However, this future turns out to be a mendacious reality show. Whoever doesn’t follow, doesn’t count…