Dates and Times
Tue 7 March at 21:00
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Presented by Laura Kurlansky & Victoria Watson
So here you are. You are not extraordinary or particularly special. You are here because you are right for the job. It is an important job. It is a job where you will be helping to make something. It is important that you know, that it is not important that you know what you are making. But it is important. And it is special.
Put your headphones on and enter the dream-like world of Of the Crowd, where you are Charlie, Mary or Clive, where the tests keep on testing, you stick to your scheduled daily daydreaming and the subject of your work begins to form ideas of its own.
Inspired by video games and theories and the rise of artificial intelligence, this immersive performance explores the point at which humans and computers might overlap. Perhaps it will be terrifying. Perhaps it will be beautiful.
Image credit – Owen Harvey-Williams
“A guided meditation for the dystopian present.”
“I felt wonderfully disturbed.”
“Very different to any sort of theatre I had seen before… absolutely brilliant.”
“I felt huge waves of nostalgia and longing.”
About the company
Laura Kurlansky is a writer and artist who draws inspiration from video games and the rise of technology to develop both content and form. Her collaboration with Victoria Watson began on this project and they strive to develop interdisciplinary processes that treat all artistic elements as equal contenders in their dramaturgy.