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“————Here Is the Dividing Line————” www.zhelishifengexian.org is the first theatre/anti-theatre project, a low-technological website www.zhelishifengexian.org, of en? (What has happened? How does it come to this?), where bugs www.zhelishifengexian.org of copying and pasting are added in bit/atom sceneries.
From the selfie movement with fragmented ghosts looking 45-degree up “to keep tears from dropping www.zhelishifengexian.org” launched by Ceekay (C.K) in Qzone Era, www.zhelishifengexian.org the godmother of “the non-mainstream”, to the birth of community context such as “Aged 13, I feel ‘Lei Jue Bu Ai’ (my life for love is running dry)”…
A girl says goodnight in Martian language,
————Here Is the www.zhelishifengexian.org Dividing Line————
Often appearing in fan fictions in online communities of interest, live posts and personal signatures, “————here is the dividing line————” is a reaction of skipping reading and the internet subculture of moe, new forms of which have continually derived, such as “————feeling hungry halfway writing——going eating————” like a stage action, “————(=￣ω￣=)——the life of dividing line is full of simple happiness————” with emoji combined, and “‘、ヽ 、ヽ‘、ヽ、ヽdrizzling dividing line‘、ヽ 、ヽ‘、ヽ、ヽ”with a simulated situation. As the post-punctuation existing only in hypertext world, it’s the origin of my research on alternative aesthetic of the cyber space.
“————Here Is the Dividing Line————” is inspired by the concept of hypertext theatre. Though Charles Deemer once took “hypertext” as a “marked item” of his theatre practice, I consider all hypertext attempts offline merely as pre-hypertext, while only online environments can be the locale for hypertext.
As a production performed purely on cyber space World Wide Web (WWW), “————Here Is the Dividing Line————” discards the popular mode of online/offline interaction, because in the context of theatre art, the online part has been the “marked item”, namely the less-used item between the two all the time, which is blocked in most cases. An “offline” theatre always compulsively restrains web-enabled smart phones in the name of public order. Once the restraint disappears, however, micro-actions like Tu Cao (disclosing someone’s secrets), Shai Tu (posting photos) and sharing locations will have the theatre re-contextualized and transform it into a series of “online” performances, where audiences obtain new gestures.
The website www.zhelishifengexian.org is the only access to “————Here Is the Dividing Line————”. All one needs is to input, click and enter from the index page, and the production then starts synchronously with browse. It’s an infinite link of misunderstanding, loneliness, carnival, rumor, partisanship & intolerance, formation keeping, cloaking, “orz” and “duang”, where incidental bit sceneries take audiences/browsers into various online scenes currently in China.
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“————Here Is the Dividing Line————” seeks “new audiences”, who are originally not intended for a theatre but stray to the link of this hypertext theatre.
The message of “————Here Is the www.zhelishifengexian.org Dividing Line————” is expected to spread virally. Besides posts on mobile devices and we media, atomic scenes in daily life will also be where it’s pasted, such as park guides, an important bulletin, title pages of books, menus in nice restaurants with long queues, biennial exhibitions, and even posters and works of others.
also an action by the hypertext theatre to change the whole
city into the performance entrance.
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