Short of Lying is a narrative performance about deceit. More specifically, the piece deals with the power of stories to interpret and manipulate reality and shows us how narrative thinking has been appropriated by the communication media.
In the form of a TED Talk, Luanda Casella focuses
attention on the art of oratory and exposes the different
mechanisms of deception, thus creating a playful
tension between deception and awareness. The piece
is situated in the discordant world of online publishing,
which since the 1990s has appropriated narrative
thinking and storytelling to serve neoliberal logic.
Performed in English.
For ages 16+
Contains references to violence and use of smoke.
With the support of the Belgian Tax Shelter.
Directed, Created and Performed by: Luanda Casella
Set Design: Felix Fasolt
Lighting Design: Maria Dermitzaki
Costume Design: Joy Vervaeke
Music and Sound Design: Pablo Casella
Music Composition: Pablo Casella
11-12 Oct. 7.30pm
75 mins., no interval.
11 Oct., post-show.
With Luanda Casella.