Performances and Installation Art P3M5: Omnipresence at CPH Stage, Copenhagen

OmniPresence © Mukul Ranjan © Mukul Ranjan

Wed, 05/31/2017 -
Thu, 06/08/2017

CPH Stage

CPH Stage
Frederiksborggade 15 2. sal
1360 København K

OmniPresence, created by Danish performer and director Annika B. Lewis and her company Kassandra Production, helps to expand the artistic scope of P3M5 beyond dialogue-centric plays and films into the realm of performance and installation art.

The project takes place inside and around an obscure surveillance van in a public space. Once you take a seat in the mobile “Omnibus,” you discover a couple of bizarre, self-promoting double agents who go undercover to try to make sense of our all-encompassing surveillance society. The piece explores the balance of freedom, control, and self-promotion. As Annika describes it, “in a jumble of PGP keys and privacy policies, Clouds and DarkNets, leaks and likes, censorship and selfie-sticks, OmniPresence zooms in on the fly on the wall. Who’s watching who?”

Performances (also referred to as “boot camps”) take place at various times and at various locations throughout Copenhagen.

P3M5 is a groundbreaking transatlantic theater project focused on the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the US and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays exploring the central question, “What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?” The resulting plays, and subsequent short films adapted from them, are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters, festivals, and other organizations between January 2017 and June 2018.
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