"I’ll tell you what excites us, Anne. It’s because you’re of the here and now. You’re in the moment and of the moment. You’re real."
In response to The Treatment - where it’s material that matters – this Almeida Questions panel delves into the worldwide fascination with constructed realities in art and in life. When you sell your story - is your life still your own? In the golden age of social media - where immaculately contrived worlds are labelled as real life - what is the cost? Can truth be traced in art at all?
The panel includes Anita Biressi, Professor of Media and Communications at Roehampton; Bella Younger, comedian and author of Deliciously Stella and producer Nick Arnold. Dani Parr, Director of Almeida Participation, chaired this discussion recorded on 25 May 2017.
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.
Find out more at almeida.co.uk/almeida-questions