Creative Electric to Stockholm fringe

July 4, 2013 | By | Reply More

Auditory Hallucinations to get Swedish outing

Laura Fisher interacts with an audience member in Auditory Hallucinations. Fisher has set up a crowd-funding page. Photo © Heather Marshall

Laura Fisher interacts with an audience member in Auditory Hallucinations. Fisher has set up a crowd-funding page. Photo © Heather Marshall

By Thom Dibdin

Auditory Hallucinations, the immersive, interactive play about memory and childhood from Edinburgh company Creative Electric, is looking to crowd-source finance for travel to take up the opportunity of appearing at the Stockholm Fringe Festival (Stoff).

The company need just £600 to get the three-strong cast and their crew over to the festival, which takes place in August. Over 1500 artists applied to participate and Creative Electric’s emerging artists are one of around 30 companies selected to perform.

The production originally opened at the Bongo Club in May, followed by a short tour – and two further dates this weekend at the Kelburn Garden Party. Now, the company under its artistic director Heather Marshall has the opportunity to return to where the production was born.

According to the Creative Electric: “We were inspired by an artists debate in Stockholm in February 2012, where the idea of collecting performance art and moments was discussed. The company decided to explore whether it was possible to own another’s moment and, in the case of verbatim theatre, their memory.”

The result was an intimate and challenging piece, reviewed here on Æ as: “weirdly powerful stuff, a glimpse into your own memories set off by these others and by the playful nature of the interaction.”

Heather Marshall, told Æ: “One of our emerging artists, Laura Fisher has set up a crowdfunding page to help towards the costs of the casts flights to Stockholm to perform the show at Stoff.

“We’re still waiting to hear about our Creative Scotland funding but we want to make sure we get our emerging artists over to Stoff as its going to be an amazing experience for them.”

The Creative Electric crowdfunding site is here www.indiegogo.com

Creative Electric website: www.creative-electric.co.uk

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