A Rio de Janeiro / London Telenovela
Saturday 30th July – Arebyte Gallery
STREAMED ONLINE | UPPROJECTS.COM | #CONTRACORRENTE
LIVE SCREENINGS APART OF HACKNEY WICKED FESTIVAL
AREBYTE GALLERY | E9 5EN | 6PM, 7PM AND 8PM
2 Olympic cities. 2 time zones. 2 halves of one screen.
Watch the first UK & Brazilian soap opera online: 30th July 2016
In the run up to the Olympic Games in Brazil, the internet will become the place for audiences to step into the first English – Brazilian soap opera. Actors and audiences will be brought together through superimposed performances in a fictional online landscape to discover Contracorrente/Upstream
Shot over one day and connecting live performances in the UK and Brazil, the two halves of the screen will be streamed simultaneously from action in Casa 24, Rio de Janeiro and The Floating Cinema, moored at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Contracorrente / Upstream is a new work inspired by Herbert Read’s novel, The Green Child (1935) by artist Leah Lovett in collaboration with Argentinian practitioner Maria Lombardini and UP Projects. It is being realised in partnership with Foundation for FutureLondon and set against the backdrop of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as a stage for nation-building and in the context of Brazil and the UK’s current social mood.
Watch the screening as apart of Hackney WickED Festival, Contracorrente / Upstream will be streamed in Arebyte Gallery.