Interconnected in Culture for a Stronger Ecosystem
New Virtual Gardeners
The «New Virtual Gardeners» Thoulathy³ is a composed of:
The Palestinian National Theatre/ El Hakawati Theatre Jerusalem (Palestine) + ZOUKAK Theatre Company Beirut (Lebanon) + suite42 (Germany)
New Virtual Gardeners is a creative digital art residency for up to 40 young and emerging theatre and visual artists in the three locations, exploring and developing collaborative digital artworks and storytelling.
The “digital garden” was initially conceived by an international collective under the name THE SUN SETS EIGHT TIMES A DAY in 2020, where the central theme of a new global social contract were opened up with audiences worldwide, through interactive online engagement and live – online performance in 2021.
This virtual playspace is ready for a creative takeover by younger artists. The sun is the same everywhere. But every day it rises and sets over different worlds. What do these worlds have in common? How can an artistic communication bridge the geographic and political distances? How may we imagine and shape facets of our common future?
During the residency, the young artists involved will be supported by the lead artists of all three regions to connect, collaborate and co-create. Together they will explore new themes and develop methods of sharing and exchanging ideas, insight, lived experience and vision. Our New Digital Gardeners will ultimately create live digital interactive encounters for a global audience and in addition, in each physical location there shall be an “analogue” event, inspired by the online work, including workshops and audience discussions.