Description: A conversation where participants are constantly changing their
opinions. The topic is decided upon before starting.
History and objectives:
This game derives from the metaphorical origin of the
everybodys project. That means to «translate» Open
Source into the Performing Arts, as a tool to understand our
own domain through another. Metaphors facilitate to rethink
our artistic process as well as the discourse we are used to
when thinking about our work.
An online chat-interview where one or more people are
interviewing one person or group about his/her artistic
processes using metaphors. The aim for both sides is to
understand the working method/ to «crack the code» of the
a project of Manuela Zechner
Générique is an open-source performance project, which develops depending on the interest and investment of a variety of performers. It is based on a game structure that nurtures make-belief and collective creativity: the whole community of performers and audience discuss as if the performers just had presented a performance, and as if the audience had seen it. This discussion allows them to invent the performance together. A set of tools is developed and used by the performers in order to enhance the fictionality of the situation and encourage the game to go forward.
It is an archive that tries to constitute a kind of topology of practices and their ways of imagining change, by projecting them into the future. The idea is to relate the strategies and hopes people bring to their practices (be they in the field of art, science, pedagogy, social work, childcare etc.) and to confront questions around possibilities of transformations. This happens in the mode of conversation, is documented on video and made accessible as open content via a website.