Dante or Die: User Not Found



Created by Daphna Attias, Terry O'Donovan & Chris Goode
In collaboration with Marmelo Digital

User Not Found is about our digital lives after we die. It's a new play that will be performed in cafés. User Not Found is a new performance debating these questions and placing digital technology at the heart of the artistic output rather than a secondary experience.

Daphna and Terry are currently developing this project through an Arts Council funded Research and Development Grant. We are collaborating with the fantastic writer-performer Chris Goode as well as creative technologists Marmelo Digital to investigate creating a new live performance, with the full production taking place in a café. We're joined by Sound Designer Yaniv Fridel and Lighting Designer Zia Holly.

We're currently creating the show’s narrative and structure alongside building a platform for the audience to go on a digital journey. We ware exploring the ethics of digital ownership as well as privacy, grief and the privacy of grief.

Our R&D period is supported by artsdepot, where we recently spent two weeks on a Creative Residency, followed by a week of workshopping at the Southbank Centre. Alongside this we have been facilitating workshops with differeng groups across the country in partnership with artsdepot’s Creative Learning Team, The Lowry and University of Salford, Lighthouse Poole and Bournemouth College, South Street Reading and University of Reading. We’ll be chatting with people of different ages about their experience or opinions on digital identity, and how that impacts potential or experienced grieving as the project progresses.