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Presented as part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival
Created by William Steinberger and Marc LeMay (click to read more)
MIRRORING SKY/AN APP-PLAY is an interactive journey through downtown Philadelphia that explores the intersection between theatre, music, and technology. The work addresses themes of the individual in the city and the simultaneously collective and solitary experience of urban life. Participants will download a mobile phone application and use it to take a guided walk from Rittenhouse Square to the waterfront of the Schuylkill River Park.
As participants walk through Philadelphia’s streets, they will experience a selection of site-specific dialogue, music, and sounds created by Artistic Director William Steinberger and Composer/Sound Designer Marc LeMay. The project is inspired by the poetry of Wallace Stevens and Leah Goldberg.
This project was presented as a part of the September 2014 Philadelphia FringeArts Festival. Guided tours were available, and the app remains available for download and streaming.
The app-play's sister project/visual component, MIRRORING SKY/THE SQUARE, features artists' images of Rittenhouse Square, commissioned by InVersion. See images by artists and graphic designers Tom McQuaid, Rebecca Cook, and Caroline Harrison, below.