You are standing in a market in the suburbs of Johannesburg, fruit shopping. Or maybe you are catching a tuktuk down the busy streets of Mumbai. Or you are cooking in a small village in Moldova.
Then, someone you don’t know speaks to you and for a moment you have no idea where you are. You look down and you discover someone else’s body. You speak but it’s not your voice. You are no longer yourself, you are someone else, in a different life, in a completely different part of the world…
With AVATAR ME you buy a personal 1:1 live performance and for 45 minutes you live someone else’s life. The performance is a “first-person”, live-streamed experience where you for a moment affect another person’s actions elsewhere in the world. You will be placed in unfamiliar surroundings, meet with unknown people – maybe you make new friends and perhaps you experience something you would never have experienced in your own life.
In a time where we spend most of our time in isolation, and where encounters with the rest of the world are limited, AVATAR ME sends you on a very different and personal journey beyond borders. It is an intimate experience with the closeness and presence that you recognise from the theater – and yet something entirely different.
The international cast is based in South Africa, Brazil, Moldova, India and Malaysia.