The new phase of Very Real Time focuses on the issues of distance and access effecting the inhabitants in the remoter suburbs of both Paris and Cape Town. The project is being developed simultaneously with high schools in Cape Town (South Africa) and in Paris (France).
Participants are introduced to techniques of working with personal narrative, in the creation small poetic videos (15 – 45 seconds) to be shared on social media. Anecdotes concerning local public spaces are used as the basis for choreographic and voice experiments in these outdoor environments. The workshop creates links between students in Cape Town and in France, positioning personal narratives as fragments of a larger historical and geographical context.
Below are the first tests, which have been carried out with a class of pupils at Lycée Lavoisier, in Paris. A follow-up will be carried out in Atlantis in July 2019.