Dates and Times
19 March 2015 to 19 March 2014 at 9pm
Part of Sprint 2015
- Spend the evening at CPT and take advantage of our triple thursdays ticket offer – see three shows for just £18! Catch Superfunadventuretimes at 7 pm and I AM / THE ISLAND at 8pm alongside Human Basic.
Presented by Thomas Martin
This is a work-in-progress performance
Human Basic is the second in a proposed trilogy of solo story-shows investigating personal identity through the lens of speculative fiction.
It will chart, through a number of disparate stories and texts, the birth, growth, and speculated future of the electable, performative online self. It will ask questions about identity, intimacy, and communication. Informed and excited by trans theory and the shifting pluralism of internet culture, it will worry about the future of the individual, and whether there is, like, a 'soul.'
Funny, heartfelt, and impossibly weird, Human Basic is a show for anyone who’s ever thought that, deep down, they might be an elf. Or a squid. Or a bit of nylon.
Human Basic received its first showing in September 2014 as part of CPT's 20:20 Vision, for which it was seed-commissioned.
About the artist
Thomas Martin's performance work engages with presence and language, taking the shape of a series of stories, told in a simple, direct manner, often accompanied by live music. They frequently combine bleak humour, visceral detail and cinematic scope, and are concerned with ideas of nostalgia, transgression, and genre. Thomas is a graduate of CPT's Starting Blocks 2011 scheme.