I, Phone (lighting design)

I, Phone (2021)

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I, Phone is a mobile portrait of the homo cellularis: the contemporary human in relation to the smartphone.

In his work, Rob Smorenberg searches for an aesthetic abstraction of everyday themes. I, Phone is a mobile portrait of the contemporary human in relation to the smartphone. The multitasking of scrolling, WhatsApping, taking a screenshot, and swiping accumulates into a virtual movement performance. An analog body surfs through time and space on a non-stop wave of information. Slowly, human and technology merge and a portrait emerges of… the homo cellularis.

concept and performance
Rob Smorenberg

lighting design
Pablo Fontdevila

sound design
Matthias Sigurdsson

dramaturgy
Elowise Vandenbroecke

coaching and advice
Ward Weemhof

Click here for a review at Theaterkrant

premiered at Over het Ij festival 2021 (Amsterdam, NL)

performances
2021:
– Over het Ij festival 2021 (Amsterdam, NL)