Blueprint (Performance in Lyon)

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2013-03

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Blueprint was a collaboration with performers, non-performers and new technology. The piece sets up video links to the performers real-life mothers, and begins to investigate the performers heritage – culturally, genetically and personally. The performers liaise with their mothers as they exchange stories and perform tasks as they all reveal shared genetic traits and unearth forgotten memories. Autobiographies become confused as the voices of the past and present shift between the performers and their mothers.

Blueprint is a collaborative (Garton and Rippel) practice as research project explores reminiscence, nostalgia and motherhood, featuring four female performers and their real-life mothers digitally mediated via video call. The relationship between the daughters on stage and the virtual mothers is presented in order to achieve a disappearance of the performers’ personae or characters, and for a moment we are present on stage not as performers but as daughters

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Motherhood, Theatre, Multi media

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Garton, R. and Rippel, I. (2013) Blueprint (Performance in Lyon). The International Cinema in Theatre Conference, Université Lumière, Lyon. March 2013.

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Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies