Virtual Ritual / 27. – 28. 2. / Divadlo Archa

27.2. / 20:00 / Divadlo Archa

28.2. / 20:00 / Divadlo Archa

Jan Mocek

An original gaming performance takes its viewers to the parallel world of online video games. It is an exploration of a digital society which is formed by millions of people around the world who log into the vast gaming worlds every day. The virtual spaces offer its users endless possibilities to enjoy themselves without contraints of harsh reality. But every game has its rules. Urbanist Osamu Okamura, YouTuber Atlet, photographer and gamer Adéla Vosičková and virtual avatar: four performers will form an expert gaming panel to unpack hidden mechanisms, prototypes, rituals, that shape seemingly weightlesness world of online videogames. What norms, rules and codes are allowed to surpass in virtual space? And in reality? What role does the gaming principles play in our society? By means of original use of a live video, 3D animations and YouTube formats, the performance unveils hidden links between real and virtual living spaces set at the backdrop of fast growing gaming industry changing the ways how we understand reality.

Concept, directing, set: Jan Mocek
Performers: Osamu Okamura, Adéla Vosičková, Ondřej Pokorný (Atlet)
Artistic collaboration: Irina Andreeva, Sodja Lotker, Táňa Švehlová
Light design: Patrik Sedlák
Sound: Ladislav Štěrba
Video: Ondřej Pokorný (Atlet), Jan Mocek
Co-producer: Archa Theatre and SixHouses.


Supported by

Divadlo Archa, SixHouses, Ministerstvo kultury ČR



2nd and 3rd October 2019, Divadlo Archa


75 minutes, in Czech, English friendly


Tickets 27. 2. and 28. 2.


Photo by Adéla Vosičková

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