Off-track is an online mixed-media performance that experiments with the concept of "lost in translation": from words having lost or lacking the full subtlety of meaning or significance when translated from the original language to another, which happens especially when done literally. It departs from the untranslatable Brazilian word "saudade", and further applies the impossibility of communication to the translation of theater from analog to digital and from the physical stage to a screen, leading the participants through different modes of digital togetherness using more than one app. Weird space-and-time relations pose as potentiality for an initial "big bang" of ideas, some of which will turn out to be interesting technological experiences and others brain farts. What is it that inevitably gets lost? Which new potentialities and sensibilities are there to be discovered in this experimental setting?
Conception, direction, dramaturgy, performance: Maíra Wiener & Alyssa Tessari
Sound design & Video: Will Luke
Premiered in June 2020 during VVIP 2 Festival from Hessische Theaterakademie: