“We’re in the middle of the country, there are no people, no houses, no roads, and I look at the moonless sky. The night is clear, clean and cold, it’s been a windy day and the universe is now transparent. Thousands of stars draw imaginary lines that form whimsical figures in space. As I think about the millions of light years between my heartbeat and those stars, I am filled with a sense of an abyss. I am nothing. Only emotion and fantasy can give meaning to this abyss”
Ultraorbism is an distributed performance directed by Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, based on True Histories by Lucian of Samosata. It is part of the European project SPECIFI and the research area RICHES. Support is from the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Catalonia, the i2CAT Foundation, and live participation by actors and the audience at the University of Falmouth, Cornwall (Great Britain).
Ultraorbism had one of the Excellence Awards, Art category of Japan Media Art Festival in 2015.