The TROIA project comprises the development and production of an urban mobile theatre platFOrm by a wide range of leading European theatre-makers,
artists, architects, engineers and scientists.
The whole purpose of TROIA is to FOcus public awareness and discussion on the technologies of political control within the context of a fast developing
Europe. It takes the most recent reports of the Manchester based Omega FOundation as its starting point. From this TROIA will develop a futuristic stage, a
huge transportable building that will appear in the public FOrum and engage the public in ways expected and unexpected. Indeed this mobile modular
container will function like a latterday Trojan Horse by infiltrating the concious and unconcious precepts of both the visitors and passers by alike. Though it
has the appearance of a gift it carries a dangerous and at times subversive content.
The architectural structure is a travelling citizens FOrum, a hybrid inFO-box with a spectacular presence. Embedded within the architecture is media art
and technology that will engage actors and visitors in interaction. The subject matter is communicated by the employment of perFOrmers acting as
undercover agents provocateurs with a perFOrmance based on a script that is individually generated by each host country where TROIA is exhibited, thereby
making it as culturally relevant as possible. The actors, not detectable as such, mingle with the crowd and go to see the multi-media event with them. Their
main task is to initiate conversations and to infiltrate the public space with inFOrmation and opinions.
TROIA is initiated by the BBM group, realised through the financial assistance of the European Commission's "Culture 2000" program.
Partners involved in the project:
A: Vienna, Wiener Festwochen
A: Vienna, University of Vienna, Institute of Philosophy
CZ: Prague, FCCA FOundation Center FOr Contemporary Arts
DK: Kolding, Trapholt Art- and Designmuseum
DK: Kolding, Designskolen Kolding, Interactive Media
GER: Hanover, Museums and Culture Department of the City Council
GER, Stuttgart, Theater der Welt Stuttgart
GER: Chaos Computer Club, BBO
GER: Hamburg, Sunshine Project
HU: Budapest, C3, Center FOr Culture and Communication
LT: Kaunas, Meno Teritorja
PL: Wroclaw, WRO Center FOr Media Art
SK: Bratislava, Priestor FOr Contemporary Arts
SL: Maribor, Association FOr Culture and Education KIBLA
UK: Manchester, Omega FOundation
UK: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Visual Neuroscience
UK: Manchester, Futuresonic