THE MYTH
Is based on a contemporary reading of the Myth of Medea. The inner voice of Medea, is the human conscience trying to change the course of the events and prevent murder.

Medea figures in the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Medea is known in most stories as an enchantress and wife of Jason.  She is the granddaughter of the sun god Helios and a niece of the witch Circe.

This modern day Medea has memories of televised wars, Reuters’ pictures in her mind. Recorded, radiophone sounds are reproduced in parallel to her inner voice, making the latter indiscernible. Bits of Audiovisual information fly around her head affecting her judgment.

The play relies on Interactive technology to create a dynamic environment where visual and sonic data of the performance are continuously processed and re-imported into the play. The audience affects the play by commenting with electronic sensors. The creation of this virtual environment is achieved through use of multiple video screens, scattered around the audience, so that the projected action the engulfs the audience. The audience interacts with his virtual environment, co-directing the play.

Biography:Medea Electronique, based in Athens, Greece, founded 2006, is composer Manolis Manousakis, Christos Laskaris (stage design, costumes, art work), Panagiotis Tsagarakis (computer programming, interactive technology) and Yannis Lolis (video art and computer animation).