LANDLINE: REYKJAVIK TO EDINBURGH (presented by Lókal & RDF)

SATURDAY 29TH FEB || 13:00 - 17:15 || TJARNARBÍÓ, TJARNARGATA 12

Photo: Mel Hattie

Photo: Mel Hattie

Using smartphones, the audience is invited to play the dual role of voyeur and accomplice in an audio-guided, experiential tour of the city. Each audience member is partnered through text messaging with a fellow participant in Edinburgh, Scotland.  

As the experience unfolds, individuals are prompted simultaneously to share stories, memories, and secrets.  There are also moments in which they act out choreography they imagine doing together.  The project largely takes place outside in the city using the urban landscape as backdrop for the relationship forming between two strangers.  LANDLINE offers participants a curious exposure to the feeling of being alone together. 

LANDLINE was first presented between Vancouver and Halifax in the fall of 2013.  It has also presented in Dartmouth, Ottawa, and most recently at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales.   The project was developed with support from Neworld Theatre and Secret Theatre in collaboration with the Canada's National Arts Centre.

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Produced by: Secret Theatre (Halifax) in partnership with Forest Fringe (Edinburgh) 

Duration: 60 mins

Full Credits: Created by Adrienne Wong and Dustin Harvey, Shawn Bisson-Sound 

Engineer, Music-Brian Riley and Elling Lien

Company bio: We are artists who work hard to develop projects  that speak both to us and others about the beauty found in a shared experience.  We do not merely want audiences to engage; rather, with thoughtful, playful intervention, we aim to give people a feeling they are at the heart of the experience.  Guiding our interest and curiosity is the belief to explore the world as a place for new encounters, as a shared space, as a location where people who know something get to meet people who know something else. xosecret.org