November 14, 2004
cell phone passed
Miss Mobile has been going for some time. It's from Slovenian director and performer Emil Hrvatin who brings a Reality Telephone Game Show featuring mere talk and invisible performers, of which critic Darinka Nikoli wrote: "Emil Hrvatin's Miss Mobile is one of the most intelligent, boldest and most critically engaged contributions. His interactive performance, based on collaboration of the audience in the theatre and 'virtually' invisible people on the other end of the line, brought to the event via mobile telephones with an incredible amount of manipulation, is the 'bread and games' principle reaching its paroxysmal stage." Miss Mobile has been performed in Gent, New York, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Paris and Rijeka. Before Boston it will be performed in Rome and Zagreb; after Boston in Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Ana. Sponsored by Emerson College Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College Visual and Media Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Performance Area.
Then Miss Mobile moved to Cal State University Fullerton. A reflection on public/private relations by one Slovene performance artist and 40 audience members and their cell phones. Bring a cell phone if you have one! The artist may ask you to call your friends and allow him to converse.
Emil Hrvatin is a theatre director and performance artist who manages the non-profit organization Maska in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He will perform "Miss Mobile," which is based on a "reflecting of public/private relation." It's a performance in which he asks audience members to call their friends by mobile phones and then he lends them eight phones to do so. The content of the conversations varies; it's basically about politics and people's relationship to it. At the end, audience members vote for the "Miss or Mister of Virtual Characters." Emil is also the artist in residence at the Grand Central from May 1 through May 20, 2003. Miss Mobile will also be featured at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica.
Posted by michelle at November 14, 2004 02:05 AM