Dates and Times
Wed 28 Oct 2015 to Thu 29 Oct 2015 at 7.30pm
Presented by Owl Young
“I am a predator. I am a reaper. I am an avenger. I will end your world with the push of a button.”
Caught somewhere between a TED talk and a coming-of-age action thriller, this solo, autobiographical performance explores the rarely discussed world of drone warfare, and why the Iron Man films might be the perfect metaphor.
In 2013, Iron Man 3 became the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time, most popular with 18-29 year olds. This is the same demographic the UK government defines as military aged: the pilots and targets in actual drone warfare.
Owl is military aged, but he’s also a geek. He’s not a soldier, but he does play a lot of video games, and that’s got him thinking. As he looks back over his childhood, examining the links between masculinity, technology and warfare, he finds himself unable to avoid exploring the question: Would he use a drone?
Between playing with action figures and wirelessly commanding the show via his PlayStation controller, Owl condenses a year of research into an hour of engaging performance that combines the fictional and factual, and takes a close look at remote killing.
Iron M.A.M was developed as part of CPT's Starting Blocks 2015 artist development programme. Winner of the Toast of Plymouth Festival Award 2015.
About the company
Owl Young is a director, artist and video editor and one-third of Bring Your Own Theatre Collective.
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