“Part of Battersea Arts Centre’s Going Global digital season, this is only available for the next three nights. Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley’s show is the fascinating follow-up to The Believers are but Brothers which used WhatApp brilliantly to explore the links between the crisis of masculinity and extremism fostered by online worlds where fantasy and violence thrive spilling into the real world. This piece, seen in Edinburgh last summer, makes cunning use of Instagram (you will need to download) to explore how social media is redefining contemporary culture and plays to the increasing gulfs between rich and poor in world where everyone is hyper-connected.”
The global gap between rich and poor is growing. As the world decays, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.
This darkly comedic, dizzying show about entitlement, consumption and digital technology invites you to use Instagram to explore what is happening in the world.
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran was due to open at Battersea Arts Centre in April. Created during lockdown, this online reimagining blurs the lines between live and recorded, theatrical and digital.
'In this online version of Rich Kids we want to find a way to bring a genuine interaction between the digital and the theatrical, to bring out the pervasiveness of the original work, and really explore those parts of the show that speak to the feeling that our world is falling apart.' Javaad Alipoor
**For a richer experience of the show, please download the Instagram app in advance and make sure you are following @shoppingmallsintehran.
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