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Pluss Pluss curated by Kristian Grennes (+ høstpunks) 13 May 2020

There is a festival in Grenland/Skien by the name of Høstpunkt (The Autumnal Equinox)– a festival that follows the white rabbit, which now has bounced to Pluss Pluss at Black Box teater. Do you want to bounce with us?

Recently, we entered the year 2020. Transitions inspire – in the waiting, within the hard or easy journey between two states/locations, and where one finds oneself at arrival. Past to future. Life to death. Living room to park. The year ‘2020’ is inspiring. It looks good. 20/20 vision. MMXX.

The old pen-and-paper role-playing game ‘Cyberpunk 2020’ is a vision of the future. The year is now here. Have we arrived? We have cyberspace, corporations and all the knowledge in the world in our pocket. Cyberpunk has been delayed until 2077 in the most recent game in this series. Where are we in relation to a utopian dream of the future and the dystopian vision of cyberpunk? Within the cyberpunk genre, there are many elements to play with: fantasy, technology, film noir, human augmentation, artificial intelligence, hacking, virtual worlds, and the struggle between mega-corporations and the urban underworld.

 

TRANSITIONS / 2020 / CYBERPUNK

 

Find inspiration in this trio however you like. There is no need to explain your work with “tåkeprat”, but be free to use whatever words you want. First and foremost, you are free. Transitions. 2020. Cyberpunk.

Send us an application if you want to join an autumnal equinox at Black Box teater in the spring of 2020. Date: Wednesday 13 May. Apply with existing art, new projects, or works in progress. From ideas that tackle large questions to what is “just” cool, awesome and groovy – and with all possible mixes, of course. Be free and proud. Art, installations, workshops, performing arts, film, games, concerts, other sounds, sights and silences. We welcome also a way to apply a fitting make up and decoration to the audience and the venues.

Become a høst punk, and together, we can create a fascinating, humble and inspiring evening with a good vibe at ++/bb/xx.

The chosen projects will be presented at Black Box teater, where we can use the small stage, the foyer and the corridors. We can help with simple technical needs. The participants receive a small fee, and some material and travel expenses may be covered.

 

The application must contain a short bio (about 2000 char.), a short description of the project (max 4000 characters) and visual/audio presentation of the work (if possible).

Send your project description to: kristian(a)grennes.com

Deadline: 20th March (the vernal equinox).

 

“Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.”

— Lawrence Person