Less-bordes

--- is an immersive performance, connecting bodies in isolation through audio.

In collaboration with Ignacio Rivas, Less-bordes is an immersive performance, connecting bodies in isolation through audio. We invited participants of La Escuela Nunca y los otros futuros (The Never School and other futures), a project created by TOMA, to walk around their cities, connected remotely through audio.

Through storytelling and sound, Less-bordes is narrated by an AI voice which  guides us from the comfort of our rooms in isolation and across our cities, connected between our own spaces by electric pulses, vibrating through our ears. Guided, connected and managed by an external being, seemingly artificial, participants walk across cities, travelling together between rhythms, bacteria, mushrooms, Hawaiian squids, slow growing trees, fast pouring concrete and electromagnetic pulses to think, feel and move the borders and edges around us.

The audio piece connects across topics with reflections from different authors, including Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing (The Mushroom at the End of the World), Hannah le Roux and Gabrielle Hecht (Bad Earth), Ursula K Le Guin (The Dispossessed), and Andrea Ballestero (Living with Aquifers).

Following the artificial voice as we walk, with moments of turning cameras and microphones on and off, our individual spaces across Chile, Columbia, Germany and the UK, overlap and merge across distances.



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