Floating to the Lure of the Promised Land
Friday, June 2nd
Documentaires et engagement
Cyrus Sundar Singh
15h00 – 16h30
Floating to The Lure of The Promised Land: A Condition of Displacement is a 20-minute participatory-performative-experience that is based on the author’s dissertation titled “Performing the Documentary: Expanding the Cinematic Frame,” which explores the author’s four site-specific live-documentary world premieres at international festivals since 2016. The essay is presented against the backdrop of the on-screen audio/visual elements along with the participation of members of the audience who read/perform from the first person verbatim transcripts. The site becomes the stage and all gathered become the players in the story—all complicit in the telling and the experience.