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If/Then

The first development of the work was created for After the Referendum at Camden People's Theatre, commissioned by European Theatre Research Network, Inside/Outside Europe Research Network and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre. September 2016

Lisa Alexander and Hari Marini with written responses by: Alexandra Baybutt, Madeleine Botet De Lacaze, Gale Burns, Sarahleigh Castelyn, Alec Finlay, João Florencio, Jen Harvie, Claire MacDonald, Mary Mazzilli, Lara Pawson, Saradha Soobrayen, Myrto Tsilimpounidi, Fin Walker. Video: Jana Erbes, Sound: Fabian Scharpf. Photography: Kakia Konstantinaki

I explore this piece and other work in the context of 'performing Europe' in an interview with Alessandra Cianetti for Performing Borders: conversations on live art, borders, Europe here:

https://performingborders.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/lisa-alexander-december-2016/

multilogue facilitates a roving, participatory poetic experiment that seeks to frame a collective witnessing of moments occurring through varying social constellations and conurbations of Athens in order to transcribe a series of narrativities of the social imaginary. Writing the present through describing a future.

It will take place in different public spaces across Athens: public squares and avenues, Pedion tou Areos, Green Park and other outdoor locations in the city over the weekend of 25-26 June 2016 and:

27 June, 20:00: A gathering and radio broadcast at Beton7, V_Ideas, Performances 2016
27 June – 3 July 2016: Broadcasts on Beton7ArtRadio

multilogue acknowledges the legacy of language events and collaborative writing processes by art movements in the past - reframing these processes with reference to a climate of precarity, the increased colonisation of imagination by neoliberal and global economic processes and effects on social space – in which shared narrativity might enable the agency to imagine together-otherwise.

multilogue is part of: https://performancebiennial.org/programme/