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27th June 2017 - 29th June 2017
Dub it – One voice, many languages
Innovation in captioning for performing arts
This OpenLab is directly connected to the creative project “Dub it”, currently being developed by the project partners Théatre de Liège, Belgium, and Teatrul Național Marin Sorescu Craiova, Romania, and a consortium for research and development from local universities and institutions. In facing the challenges of further developing captioning systems for the stage, opening theatre productions to new audiences, and imagining new ways to create with captioning, the group examines two options: hi-definition displays and synchronized broadcast.
During the OpenLab in Craiova, the first tests that have been conducted in May 2017 will be analyzed, and the architecture of the prototype will be finalized. Meanwhile, the artistic crew is working on IDIOMATIQUE, a poly-idiomatic (multi-linguistic) show by Marie Henry and the Belgian company Transquinquennal. The performance for 5 players and a machine is a tongue-twisting entertainment on the tip of one’s tongue, turning around mother tongues and other languages in a post-Babel performance that got lost in Google translation. A first demonstration and an artistic tryout is foreseen for the OpenLab in Liège in November. Have a look at the OpenLab’s programme here.