Inside the auditorium the Moebius strip forms a stage, overlaid with the
selected newspaper headlines of the day submerged in a "dreamscape". This
creates a unique representation, or vision of the world at that particular
A scanned, endless oil-on-canvas painting (below), especially designed for this
project in the form of a loop, will cover the entire surface of the strip,
creating a virtual space or "dreamscape" upon which the performance takes place.
may interact with the moebius image by dragging the MOUSE slowly, and using
the UP and DOWN arrow keys (please try this now, above). Additionally, sounds
will be heard singly or in combination as the image is manipulated. The
completed work will have 16 sound sources located around the strip.
The performance is created by the movements of headlines, and their
interruption by the participants. Dynamics, rhythm and incident depend on the
number of actors and their behaviour, as well as their movement through the
space. However, they are not in a position to exert direct voluntary control
over the action - they are part of a process laid out by the artists, through
the software which is custom-designed for this work.
The launch of the web project will take place in both virtual and real space.
As well as an internet audience, the performance will be projected before a
gallery audience (hopefully to coincide with the installation opening). From
different parts of the world, actors will contribute newspaper headlines of the
day to form the body of the event, while the content of the performance will be
a specific, global information noise, or sum of information, responsive to
interaction by the real and online actors.
component, in the form of a chat room, allows visitors to share impressions
conversationally with one another.