Mind The LagBook here
Welcome Avatar, to your Cortana daily briefing.
It is a comfortable 23-degrees.
Light and breezy.
A beautiful new beginning.
What shall we accomplish today?
MeatSPACE Theatre presents Mind The Lag, a multisensory performance piece that explores (dis)connection in the digital age, welcoming the dawning of a new era in theatre-making and performance techniques by blurring the origin of the live event.
Utilising international performance spaces and mediated images, a digital avatar is born out of cyberspace and into the meatspace. Can an ‘avatar’ achieve agency outside the computerised world? As the audience watches these avatars acquire ever more human processing power, will they escape the productivity the matrix demands, or will they discover agency to escape to the unknown?
New skin, new muscles, new limbs, a spine and a semi-functional digestive system are not the only things our avatars will discover as they explore captivity, consciousness, and connection.
Remember, stay true and be free. Meet you in the meatspace!
Find out more about meatSPACE here.
DEVISING: Gaurav Singh Nijjer / Laura Lounge / Arthur C. H. Pai / Hector Huang
Arthur C. H. Pai / Gaurav Singh Nijjer / Laura Lounge
DIRECTION: Laura Lounge
TECHNICAL DIRECTION: Gaurav Singh Nijjer
SCRIPT: Hector Huang / Laura Lounge
COSTUME: Esme Lowrey
LIGHTING: Carly Altberg / Mari Katsuno
SCENIC: Mari Katsuno / Laura Lounge
SOUND / SCENT: Laura Lounge
MOVEMENT DIRECTION: Antonietta Mazzei
PRODUCTION SUPPORT: Anna Smith / Hector Huang
ACADEMIC MENTORSHIP: Ada Mukhina
DEVISING CONSULTING : Alex Hutson / Sam Kioni Roberts / Dana McMillan / Esme Lowrey / Carly Altberg / Mari Katsuno / Antonietta Mazzei
Special Thanks to Lynne Kendrick / Nohar Lazarovich / Anna Smith / Alan Fielden / Maja Milatovic-Ovadia / Alex Hutson / Nick Wood / Joseph Parslow / Malachy Orozco / TSD & Media Department at RCSSD / CLUNK Theatre / Trevor White / Lauren Stone-Symes / Pei-Yu Huang / Advanced Theatre Practice Class of 2021/22.