|World premiere:||2020, 20’|
|Creator and director:||Daniele Bartolini|
|With:||Maddalena Vallecchi Williams, Michele Smith, Dean Gilmour|
|Project assistant:||Michele Andrei|
|Sets, technical direction and sound design:||Matteo Ciardi|
|Virtual Reality film produced by:||Toasterlab and DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT)|
|VR video operator, VR technological development and video montage:||Ian Garrett|
|Production director:||Thomas L. Mallon|
|Co-production:||DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) and Stazione Utopia|
|With the support of:||Villa Charities Inc.|
|Note:||Show for one viewer only - interaction with performers. Not suitable for young audience. Nudity on stage. A virtual reality headset will be worn by the audience. The headset will be sanitized at each use|
Daniele Bartolini - The Right Way
The spectator (one at a time) is invited to take my bed space and ‘fall asleep’ with what are frequently thoughts, visions, fears and uncertainties from my world. Mine, those of a writer/director, an immigrant into a NEW world, always NEW.
This bed is equipped with a VR headset, left alone and once in bed, the visitor “falls down the rabbit hole”. This pre-sleep condition plays a key role: this is the universe the spectator experiences, the moment at which we are about to fall asleep and plan out the next day, the moment at which the artist re-examines ideas in that semi-conscious state in which thoughts are fragmentary and thought associations dense and rapid.
Without taking sides or expressing any sort of judgement, the show illustrates my mental mechanism only.
A coach brings protagonists/spectators rest to an end and restores them to their work responsibilities. It’s time for work now, to act, ﬁlm… Get the ﬁrst take.
The spectator/director will be obliged, via the required mediation of the coach, to direct two performers in a delicate scene.
Will they ﬁlm the scene? How? Or will they decide to break off ﬁlming?