IDlab Pop-up performance - The Glory Machine

maandag 05 september 2022, 19:30 - 22:30 uur
Academie voor Theater en Dans
Jodenbreestraat 3
1011 NG Amsterdam

The Glory Machine

Monday 5 & Tuesday 6 September
Starting Time: 19:30
Location: IDlab, 5th floor Academy of Theatre and Dance
Jodenbreestraat 3, Amsterdam
Drinks & Entrance free!

The registration form is closed. The performance is SOLD OUT.

A performance by DAS Theatre graduate Billy Mullaney, in collaboration with IDlab.

The Glory Machine is a theatre performance consisting entirely and solely of filming and editing a promotional trailer for the performance itself. We observe the rapid-fire setup and recording of eighty microscenes, which are simultaneously edited and arranged into a short trailer video. Conceived as a virus, The Glory Machine follows social media logic by producing its own promotional material to reproduce itself indefinitely.

Where does the real world of this performance reside; in the analogue or digital sphere?

The piece was inspired by the ways in which we curate and perform idealized versions of ourselves online through social media platforms and beyond. By privileging the development of web presence over the performance itself, The Glory Machine archly proposes an all-in investment into“cultural capital”, responding to(by playing along with) the labor obligatorily required to generate online presence and social media outreach.

Drinks & Entrance free!

For a review on the Theaterkrant, pleaseclick here
For more information about IDlab, please click here

Thomas Lenden

Created by:
Billy Mullaney (DAS Theatre)

Performed by:
Esmée Begemann, Elliot Dehaspe (Mime), Jimmy Grima (DAS Theatre), Maja Grzeczka (Mime), Billy Mullaney, Ylva Rietman and Tom de Ronde (Mime)

Produced by:
TILT & Veem House for Performance

Co-produced by:
Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam

Special thanks to:
Ruth Borg and Laura Boser (Mime)

Made possible by:
The financial contribution of NORMA fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Janivo Stichting

Research made possible by:
DAS Theatre & Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Horizon