Wondermart is a unique, interactive audio tour that takes you on a journey of rediscovery through the familiar surroundings of the supermarket. Wearing headphones and anonymous behind your trolley, you are guided around the aisles immersed in a private soundscape. The real blurs with the imaginary, and the every day setting of the ‘high density retail environment’ becomes the scene of strange adventures. By turns amusing, moving and strangely entrancing, Wondermart gives the audience freedom within a carefully scripted audio-tour to inhabit the commercial setting for decidedly NON commercial reasons.
written by Silvia Mercuriali
Music by Tommaso Perego
dramaturgical support by Matt Rudkin
Sound design by Silvia Mercuriali
produced by BAC
supported by The Foundry NY
Translation Marina Mercuriali
Voices Fabrizio Matteini, Becky, Silvia Mercuriali
Italian Version co-production by Idra Teatro
Single Ticket 12 euro available on https://www.tickettailor.com/events/swimminghome/752107
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Silvia Mercuriali is a British-Italian theatre maker and artist, originally from Milan and based in London since 2000. She is best known as one of the pioneers of the strategy of AUTOTEATRO, which she developed for the show Etiquette in 2007 with her company Rotozaza. AUTOTEATRO explores a new kind of theatre practice, whereby audience members perform the piece themselves, usually for each other. Participants are given instruction via audio, visual cues or text for what to do or say. By simply following these instructions an event begins to unfold.
Silvia has experimented with this new strategy, applying it, stretching it and moulding it to different technologies and in different contexts constantly inviting audiences to question what is real and what is not.