Gob Squad: SUPER NIGHT SHOT
FIVE MINUTES OF FAME
The sphere of the Gob Squad’s actions spans between documentary, MTV and the theatre. Within these intersections, they seek spaces for social commentary, reflection and fun. The idea for Super Night Shot was conceived on the streets of Nottingham during two of the hottest British weeks, where the artists mixed the heat with vodka and filmed improvised movies with passers-by on the streets during the night. The performance has developed from these Nottingham nights into a structural entity, which is so precise that the creators even harmonize their watches before they begin on their hour-long filming expedition across a city. Each of them makes an hour of video-material with passers-by, which ends with their arrival on the scene. The result of this filming is four parallel movies, where the spectators watch the Gob Squad members and their encounters with a city and its inhabitants. They enable each of the passers-by his or her five minutes or fame, which in the spirit of our time can shrink to 20 seconds. They might meet you, too!
Super Night Shot is a function in cameras and enables them to record in the dark with infrared light. The shots create an impression of dramatic and ghost-like images.
Concept: Gob Squad (for Super Night Shot, Gob Squad are joined by: Elyce Semenec, Laura Tonke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Erik Pold)
Devised by: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Elyce Semenec, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, Simon Will
On the streets of Ljubljana tonight: Johanna Freiburg, Mat Hand, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost
Tonight’s live sound mix: Sebastian Bark
Sound design: Sebastian Bark, Jeff McGrory in collaboration with the company
Sountrack: Sebastian Bark, Jeff McGrory
Administration and production management: Eva Hartmann
Production assistant: Nina Tecklenburg
Commissioned by: Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin
Research and development funding: Arts Council of England East Midlands