During the pandemic years that put cultural activities under great pressure, we realized that an alternative to in-person communication is the use of digital platforms to contact and intervene artistically. Not only is this a way to connect with regular audiences remotely, but it is also a tool to reach non-face-to-face audiences. Although these platforms do not replace the physical experience, essential for the performing arts, currently they play a significant role and are gaining their own space in our society, as they are an integral part of most people’s lives.
Marionet Digital aims to create digital artistic objects in new creative formats, through the approach of contents developed specifically for these digital platforms.
We started this project with three editions already planned for the year. The videos, which will be conceived, written and recorded by Marionet’s artistic team, will focus on health-related themes. The first, to be released in April, will address a well-known theme for both Marionet and its audience — the last chapter on the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. This is a disease characterised by the occurrence of breathing interruptions during sleep, and although being common, it is still little known, partly due to the difficulty of diagnosis.
The goal of this production is to help increase knowledge and visibility of the disease, making the public aware of a disorder which, according to the WHO, affects around 100 million people worldwide.