NEoN Digital Arts Archive
CITIZEN OF NOWHERE
Locations Across the City
“If you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere” - Theresa May
National Theatre of Scotland and GalinskyWorks present Citizen of Nowhere. Co-curated by William Galinsky and Jackie Wylie, and presented as part of NEoN, Citizen of Nowhere
With new realities like Brexit, Trump, and the resurgence of populism and political strongmen, cultural values like unity, diversity, and empathy are under sustained attack. This erosion has gone hand in hand with a disruptive technological revolution which has caused seismic shifts throughout the world, the implications of which we are experiencing in real-time today: from fake news to the wild west of the internet, to the threat of AI on the future of jobs.
Citizen of Nowhere will provoke theatre-makers, creative technologists, researchers, writers and thinkers to use new technologies to fight back, bridge divides, reach new audiences and tell stories in new ways.
Artist and curator William Galinsky leads an enquiry into the future of how and why theatre is made and for whom. Can theatre use and influence technology to bring more of us together and strengthen civil society?
Taking place in Scotland’s tech-hub Dundee, the National Theatre of Scotland invites enquiring minds to come on a journey into the future of theatre, technology and society for four days of installations, performance, discussion and debate.
Come experience the VR Playground, an experiential ride installation and public aerial performance by artist Brendan Walker and his Thrill Laboratory, or spend your pennies in Pig, a community fund project first conceived by Kaleider’s Artistic Director, Seth Honnor collaborating with Owen Gundry
(learn more at pigzine.com).
Take part in Unknown Cloud, an immersive app experience/ social experiment for audiences outdoors or watch Hello Hi There, an unusual performance by NY-based director Annie Dorsen which illustrates the extent to which a human can be replaced by a computer.
About the Curator
William Galinsky is an artist and curator, who was previously the Artistic Director at Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the flagship performing arts festival for the east of England.