A Light Touch (75mins)
An interactive online LIVE stream that is customizable to meet the moment. We have designed a technical setup/playground in our living room that’s main aim is to stay present and connected to audiences and creative peers who are all too socially and physically distant these days.
A Light Touch ‘Virtual Light Therapy: Digital-Analog Deep Tissue Massage’ debuted at e-Volver Festival in 2020. Presented by UpInTheAir Theatre.
Here’s a video of a full show from the e-Volver festival:
On October 16th 2020 we performed a bilingual version of A Light Touch for FIS International Festival of Shadow Theatre in Sao Paulo Brazil. It was part of their Online Festival in collaboration with a live Portuguese translator…
In the summer of 2020 we adapted A Light Touch setup to offer a “Virtual Fringe Fantasy” at the Winnipeg Fringe…
Here’s the original A Light Touch write-up from e-Volver Festival:
Feeling a little stir-crazy? Craving the human touch and connection you get from a therapist, hairdresser, chiropractor, surgeon, palm reader, travel agent, live theatre artist? (fill in the blank) Relax as Mind of a Snail helps manifest our desired illusions into virtual realities.
As pseudo-professional science-art-clown-healers, we have constructed a Digital-Analog Holo-Deck that customizes any longed for travel destination, or psychedelic spa experience. Through using state of the art technology (overhead projectors combined with the internet) lucky test subjects will be beamed directly into Mind of a Snail’s avant-garde sanctuary-laboratory living-room theatre.
Audiences watching will witness a type of visual float tank that is guaranteed to be virtually safe.
Side effects may include lucid dreaming, eureka moments, fits of laughter, and acid flashbacks. By bending time together using technology, we will attune to reality via a shared moment of visual fantasy!