Hotel “AntiOedipus”

new creation
A DIGITAL GAME OF IDENTITIES FOR AVATARS & SOLITARY INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Our world is shifting around us in these times of seclusion and dichotomy. As we are faced
with a common crisis for the first time after WW2, some say we are connected more now than
ever before. How does this affect our understanding of collective consciousness? What is this
emerging global “Agora”? It is time to dive into the self and to connect with the collective. In
Hotel “AntiOedipus”, Deleuze-Guattari’s fluid identity challenges the notion of a new ever
evolving self. Fluid identity (collective and individual) is at the global epicenter.

In the show Hotel “AntiOedipus” face recognition and gaming technologies mixed with live
visuals radically “upgrade” audience experience in digital performance. Avatars and solitary
individuals connect live from the seclusion of their domestic environments across the globe;
meet and have fun in virtual bars; join forces to form a new global “Agora”; through the
keyhole attend psychoanalyst sessions that take place behind doors; move freely from one
hotel room to the other; pip on the most private affairs of Jocasta and Oedipus and challenge
the way we think of ourselves in a total game of identity. Hotel “AntiOedipus” is a challenge
to explore the self.

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Track Title: Let Us Go 

Track Τitle: X is Possible 

 

Credits

Concept, art direction & libretto: Elli Papakonstantinou
Original music composition: Julia Kent & Tilemachos Mousas    

Music Direction: Julia Kent

Real time cinematic performance & Technical design: Stephanie Sherriff
Scientific advisor: Professor Manos Tsakiris

Performers: Nassia Gofa (Jocasta / Chorus), Elias Husiak (Boy, Young Oedipus, Avatar), Anastasia Katsinavaki (Teiresias / Chorus), Theodora Loukas (Woman), Lito Messini (Oedipus / Chorus),Adrian Frieling 

More performers: Bret Woodard,Elisa Ricagni,Katerina Savvoglou,Angela Constantinidou,Marios Nikolaou,Orpheas Georgiou,Monica Ciarcelluti, Anastassia Politi

Recorded musicians: Julia Kent (cello), Misha Piatigorsky (piano), Barbara Nerness (live electronics)

 

Executive Producer: Elli Papakonstantinou / ODC Ensemble

Assistant to the director:  Gemma Hansson Carbone

Technical Manager: Charikleia Petraki

Technical Assistant: Afroditi Anastopoulou

Production Manager: Korina Kotsiri

Tour Manager/Communication(France): Anastassia Politi

Publicist:  Maria Tsolaki
General Manager ODC: Ero Lefa
Photography:  Elias Moraitis, Mariza Kapsabeli

Videography: Nikos Ziogas

Tour

Ο.FESTIVAL, Rotterdam (NL) 11.05.2021
FORUM VERTIGO, IRCAM- Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR) 03.03.2021

Within the framework of Ircam’s Forum Vertigo:“New Modalities of Artistic Presence during Covid “

BASED ON Oedipus:Sex with Mum was Blinding

CCRMA – Stanford (USA), 04.04.2019
BAM Theatre, New York (USA), 
25-29.09.2019

With the collaboration of
(research collaboration):
CCRMA, Stanford University, USA

Supported by:

With the kind support of the

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Reviews

How does Science relate to Theatre?

ODC Ensemble’s performances never cease to amaze, as they aim to spectacles causing inner quakes, under the belief that theater forges a survival art. The most interesting feature of their new production is the fact that the show includes experiments from the field of contemporary neuroscience, in which the audience is invited to participate […]

Exiting the Theater!

Papakonstantinou has created a thought-provoking theater work that proved to be pretty entertaining despite the grim subject matter. Left-handedness, sexual preference and gender identity were tossed out to get the audience thinking, but Papakonstantinou struck a nerve when she challenged the American Dream that if a person works hard enough, he or she can attain their every desire. A great theory, but what if the cards are stacked against you from birth? […]

Rick Perdian | Seen and Heard International | September 2019

Not just a deep dive into the myth but into our relationship to the myth in our own lives – that was (to me) who you portray in this gorgeous piece – you are all of us with our therapists trying to find our way through the myth as people today, and I love what Micha did with the audience and our phones and the whole audience as chorus/chaos – brilliant! […]

Emma Goldman Sherman | American Writer | 2019

Elli’s performances are always surprising and subversive. The most interesting feature of the new piece she is now developing is the use of new technologies that ultimately engage the audience as the actual chorus of a new opera piece! […]

Maria Kryou | Athinorama | April 2019

This production might leave you with a feeling of whiplash, trying to process the multitude of what you’ve just seen. Maybe you walk away feeling sad, or inspired, or just confused. But for better or worse, Papapakonstantinou’s Oedipus: Sex With Mum Was Blinding will be on your mind […]

Fimmano  | Plays to See | September 2019

Oedipus: Sex with Mum was Blinding by Elli Papakonstantinou is not a play. It is a nihilist phantasmagoria, inspired by Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, reinterpreted as a compelling, immersive musical event. The music itself is extraordinarily demanding, requiring trained musicians in every case. I enjoyed this production immensely. Every moment is exhilarating and thought-provoking. It’s entertaining and remarkably intelligent, well worth one’s time and attention… […]

Jan Ewing | Ewing Reviewing | September 2019

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