How to disappear completely

Date: 17 October
Time: 17:00
Venue:  Liszt Institute - Hungarian Cultural Center Cairo
13 Gawad Housny street, Abdeen, Cairo
Source: D-CAF

Source: D-CAF

How to disappear completely

How to disappear completely (HTDC) is about blurring the lines between a fictional narrative and the understanding of our actual surroundings, our reality.

Imagine a fictional novel that is about a certain area in the city but instead of reading it you get to listen to it episodically as you walk to the same sites that the story is about.

How to disappear completely is an augmented audio narrative. It's an augmented reality game that uses only audio to tell a story through movement in public space. It functions as an immersive audio guide where the narrative part is fictional storyline that is triggered part by part by reaching and revisiting different locations in the urban space using geo-location and a corresponding smartphone application.

MeetLab is Budapest based studio focusing on interdisciplinary art and technology research. MeetLab’s goal is to find the synthesis between ART and TECH through interdisciplinary projects and invent new categories for ourselves that are based on a real contemporary view of the constantly changing world around us.

The production was created by Bálint Tóth and Ambrus Iványos. Bálint Tóth is an architect from Budapest. Beside artistic design he develops public space installations in every scale. Ambrus Iványos is a Budapest based writer and independent theatre/filmmaker. He’s contributed as a writer and dramaturg in more than a dozen independent theatre projects around Europe.

The opening ceremony of the HTDC will take place on 17 October at 7 pm at the Liszt Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center Cairo. We are delighted that the application will be available to the public not only during the entire Festival but also after it’s closing on 22 October.

 

You are encouraged to bring your own headset, and for the audio walk, all participants will need their own mobile device with internet connection.