Forecasting is based on a collection of amateur videos taken from the world’s largest video-sharing website: YouTube. On the stage, a performer manipulates a laptop on the screen of which are shown YouTube videos that had been selected to meet the human size scale. The screen becomes the site of intersection between the body of the performer and the two-dimensional world of images that represent other people in other places. The result is a dizzying hybrid experience, a zone of indeterminacy informed by the very nature of videos ranging from the banality of everyday situations, movements and objects and the possibility of their transformation into new tools of self-narration.
“As every new technology changes the world a little, it also changes our bodies in it. One could say that the internet flow is now in our blood, and that one might just as well learn to live with it – test it, spill it, transfuse it, clean it.” Barbara Matijević and Giuseppe Chico (idé och koncept)