User Not Found – a video podcast

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What happens to your digital life after your death? If there was a magic button, would you choose to delete your online existence?

USER NOT FOUND is about our digital identities after we die created by Dante or Die.

In a new digital adaptation of the 2018/19 critically-acclaimed live show, Dante or Die created a virtual site-specific world.

Users were encouraged to plug in headphones and find a quiet space for an intimate, meditative and funny story of one man grappling with something deeply private.

USER NOT FOUND explores the ethics of digital ownership, public and private grief and shifting notions of connection and community.

Digital premiere

The company created a digital version of the live experience to be watched via audience’s own smartphones. It was uploaded to Dante or Die’s Youtube Channel, to be experienced free of charge.

Dante or Die launched the 50 minute experience on 10 September at 19.30 2020 and encouraged audiences to join them for a communal viewing experience that evening. The experience was available for a short period thereafter on Dante or Die’s website.

USER NOT FOUND was designed for smartphones with headphones; the viewer experience will not be the same on a desktop/ipad. It worked on any smartphone model and with in/over ear headphones.

Reviews for 2018/19 live tour:

‘So immersive that re-entering the world afterward comes as a shock’ The New York Times

‘A beautiful dance of love, death and grief’ Lyn Gardner, The Independent ‘

‘A gorgeous show about grief in the era of hyper connectivity.’ TimeOut

About this artist

Dante or Die makes bold and ambitious site-specific touring performances. We gently transform ordinary spaces to create unique and intimate theatrical experiences.

Led by co-founders Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, our original productions interrogate and celebrate contemporary human stories that take place in everyday buildings – from hotel rooms to swimming pools to cafés.