Portal, is a contemporary dance performance by Nuria Guiu, premiered at Oktoberdans 2014. The music is tightly integrated in the performance, performed live on stage.
A portal is a doorway – to past, present or future worlds – to different realities – to different versions of ourselves. The piece revolves around the themes in Douglas Rushkoff’s book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now and his term digiphrenia, which tries to capture the experience of living multiple editions of ourselves simultaneously, especially in the digital world where we exist as multiple profiles. Social media changes the relationship between our body and our consciousness – and so our understanding of time and space changes.
Are we living our lives, or simulating living?