make-shift will be performed on Saturday 20th August at 10am UK time, as part of Legacy & Challenge, the 25th anniversary festival of The Magdalena Project. Online audiences join the performance via a purpose-built interface that combines UpStage with audio-visual streaming.

The performance starts at 10am UK time; click here to find your local time.

make-shiftmake-shift is a unique and intimate networked performance that speaks about the fragile connectivity of human and ecological relationships. The performance takes place simultaneously in two separate houses that are connected through a specially designed online interface. Paula Crutchlow and Helen Varley Jamieson (one in each house) stage their part of the work with the help of local audience members. Scripted and visually poetic performance is interspersed with webcam videography, avatar puppetry and audience interaction in the format of a performative salon. Everything that happens in the houses is streamed to online audiences who can also contribute text chat visible on the interface to everyone throughout the event.

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