Call Me - When You Get Here
At the end of 2011, there were an estimated 6 billion mobile subscriptions. That is equivalent to 87 percent of the world population.
Stacked in shipping containers, every phone starts empty, no contacts, no messages. But the moment your phone becomes active it starts to store your memories on its memory. You choose your ring tone, your screen saver, your address book grows, your photos are stored and the life of your phone becomes a reflection of your own. Soon it becomes your link to the world, a place where you hear and read about moments both mundane and momentous.
Audience members download a specially created app onto their smart phone and are sent on a journey that investigates a generation's addiction to instant communication. In an age where texts, tweets, pokes, wall posts or (occasionally) a good old fashioned phone call have become an integral part of our everyday lives, MBD asks the question: Is it really life or death?
Call Me - When you get here will be presented at Pazz 2012 as a work in progress with METRO-BOULOT-DODO looking to develop the piece in 2013. If you're interested in developing or booking the show in 2013 please contact the company.
The app which is a vital element of the performance (but does not provide all of the content) is available on both android and apple. Please do not open the app if you are going to take part in the entire experience at PAZZ as this will spoil the experience - HAVE PATIENCE..