Text and performance:
Tina Cake Line, Volle Band
Bits of Freedom
Big Brother Awards
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, NL
Big Brother is an outdated concept, the current mechanisms of control, security and data collecting better match the character of your ‘Little Sister’.
Comissioned by the Dutch advocacy of inter- net privacy ‘Bits of Freedom’, Tina Cake Line de- veloped a perfromance in an attempt to gene- rate a new view on the concept of ‘Big Brother’
Together with the musicians of Volle Band they developed an audiovisual tour gui- ding through and around the theatre building of the SSBA in Amsterdam, where they pro- posed their ‘new software solution’: Little Sister.
Starting from the role of the security guard, and playing with the conventions of a ‘business presen- tation’, Tina Cake Line offered a new way to look at security and ‘feeling secure’. Instead of being watched, the visitors were invi- ted to start wathing themselves, in this way changing their perspective in the ‘se- cutity spectrum’. They drew parallels between the ‘theatre’: being an actor and spectator, and the ever expanding eld of security, as well as the thought that in the ‘new internet’ everyone has become a spy of everyone, and the infrastructure of social network sites need your information to survive. In this way being as demanding as your ‘Little Sister’