mii is afraid of everything outside his nest of safety. He doesn’t own a mirror, but he has a camera and the internet. mii has created a Little me who is able to do all the things that are exciting, to explore the world and be around people. Little me becomes a mirror for mii, an avatar who is stronger, braver and more socially adjusted than mii feels himself. mii lives in a world of dreams, he is a melancholic romantic who can be everywhere and nowhere via his virtual self.
mii can follow and lead Little me on his adventures through his devices and social media. They sing together, play together. They share secrets and a language no one else understands. The virtual twin will soon come home and tell mii about everything he has seen in his travels throughout the world outside. mii is at home waiting impatiently for him to return. Our group has developed mii over several intensive weeks of devising in Berlin, Prague, Helsinki and Jakobstad. We have combined video and soundscapes from the different cities into a fictional social media environment where mii can play out adventures in his own constructed virtual world. For this showcase we have created three scenes around mii’s emotional arch. We will develop them further to create a full length music theatre piece.
I’m sending Little Me out into the world I have given him a thousand faces
All the gazes I have created as a defense
Now, no one can beat him
I have made him strong and cunning though he is so small
He can do everything that I can and also much more
For he knows all the streets like the back of his own hand he is never afraid to go where he wants
He knows everyone, and everyone knows him, He’ll bring home to me all the adventure that lies behind the door
Where I can’t go
They will love my little Me like I love him
Little Me always knows what to say
He is both charming and clever
Just as one should be
He’s so handsome, talented and sings so beautifully
I want to be like him when I grow up one day
Little Me is out and tasting what is good, all that
I’m afraid of
He’ll tell me about all the colours, noise and light of the flashing city
I can’t stand the noise, the lights blind my eyes
The world burns outside the window
So I painted the window black
Because the darkness is my nest
And I sleep safely in his arms
But Little Me never sleeps
The world is too big and exciting
He is a collector who holds everything
In his pockets he carries many treasures
We split them up one and one between us
Little Me shares everything he has with me
He’ll tell me everything
When he comes home
We’ll laugh so much
How much fun we have when we are together
only he understands, and only he comes near me
There is no one else like him, and there will never be either
Come home Little Me, I’m waiting for you.
Where are you, why haven’t you come home?
I have written you a new song for you to sing, I havea new expression for you to wear!
Have you forgotten me my Little Me, were you ever even mine?
Who are you, Little Me, do you even know who I am?