Sunday June 5, 2022
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Language/ Cultural Consultant
ANYTHING & EVERYTHING
Platform Arts, infinity ensemble
Young people’s lives are dominated by social media: selfies, meme cycles, video filters, “likes” and emojis. This screen culture defines their generation, but it’s a world often hidden from the adults in their lives.
Set in a TV studio, Anything & Everything is a live performance that glimpses into the intimate online and IRL spaces where young people navigate technology, identity, ability, connection and consent.
Director Jackson Castiglione (The Dispute) works with an ensemble of artists aged between 11 and 21 who’ve collaborated online for the last two years. As the performers joke, share and converse live onstage, their peers manipulate cameras, digital filters and video. Together they augment their identities in real-time to explore the thresholds between screen, reality and agency.