Devised by Elizabeth de Roza and Shelly Quick of Theatre Strays Participatory Performance and Installation PLATOON KUNSTHALLE The Factory 17 June 2013, Monday, 19:00
Paper Boat in Berlin, June 2013 © Ruthe Zuntz
For the closing of the Intimate Moments at the PLATOON KUNSTHALLE, the audiences will have the chance to set sail in a participatory performance and installation, Paper Boat.
Paper Boat is an attempt to create theatre in which true human connection can transpire. It is a journey of collective excavation, an invitation to listen and be listened to. Inspired by the childhood game of making paper boats and floating them down canals and drains, both artist and audience will anonymously make and write “confessions” on paper boats, sharing their hopes, dreams, desires, shames and secrets. Each person’s ‘confession’/’gift’ will transform into a part of the performance and physical space.
Earlier versions of Paper Boat took place in communities within Myanmar, Singapore and Brazil. It demonstrated the transformative power of performance.