LIKE is the third piece in a trilogy of Gotheiner’s technology-based works and comments on our ever-increasing dependency on technology. LIKE reflects on our technological age’s new models of social interactions and how social media is changing our political and cultural institutions. Throughout the evening, dance performers collide with live and recorded video-feed. The audience, utilizing their personal cellphones, is invited to vote or LIKE; which dancer, which routine, which dance-move, they liked the most. These votes were projected as charts on the screen as part of the visual design of the work and subsequently determined how the dance piece advanced. The structure of LIKE adhered to a deconstruction of a TV reality competition, selecting a “winner” in a process of elimination.
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