Untitled Projects' re-concieved production of Slope opens in the Circle Studio 12 Nov. As part of the theatrical experience the performances will be streamed live by new media platform Filtr. As Artistic Director Stewart Laing explains, this is not the first or last time Untitled Projects have used film and technology as an intergral part of their theatre making.
Untitled Projects is a company that specialises in making theatre – but there has only been one project in 16 years that hasn’t involved a substantial element of video – and that project was the original production of Slope in 2006. There was no reason to use video – so we didn’t.
As a loose collective of practitioners we are all interested in film as a medium. Our social conversations often orbit around movies we have seen – and certainly in development sessions on specific projects film is central to our discussion – as inspiration for images, narrative, acting, character and structure – perhaps more so than theatre or other live performance.