Saturday 30 July: A Rio de Janeiro/ London Telenovela

2 Olympic cities, 2 time zones. Over 2 halves of one screen. 

Watch the first UK & Brazilian soap opera: Saturday 30 July 2016.

In the run up to this year's Olympic Games in Brazil, the internet will become the place for audiences to step into the first UK & Brazilian soap opera. Actors and audiences will be brought together through superimposed performances in a fictional online landscape to discover Contracorrente. 

Shot over one day and connecting live performances in London and Brazil, the two halves of the screen will be streamed simultaneously from action in Casa24 in Rio de Janeiro and The Floating Cinema boat moored at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. 

Contracorrente/ Upstream is a new work by artist Leah Lovett in collaboration with Argentinian practitioner Meri Lombardini and UP Projects, realised in partnership with Foundation for FutureLondon. 

Watch the live stream at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm on Saturday 30 July on the UP Project’s website.