WIRELESS is about untethered people and untethered technology.
It is a developing work by Choreographer Lisa Wilson and Composer Paul Charlier, weaving dance, music and design through interactive technology. WIRELESS uses familiar applications on mobile phones held by and attached to dancers to create and control an accompanying musical score in order to give eavesdropping and surveillance both shape and sound on stage, creating an inter-media dance-theatre work about trust, privacy and control.
WIRELESS uses tracking technology to go inside and re-present something dark and fragile inside each individual – loss of trust. It is neither a technological game played out in front of an audience nor a use of technology as an extension of human physicality. It is technology as an extension and expression of human desires.
We simultaneously desire connection and secrecy, intimacy and anonymity but instead create distance and suspicion, building glass walls around ourselves. Then we are shocked when our privacy is shattered.
WIRELESS is about disconnected trust as we grasp our ever-attached smartphones – instruments of constant desire.
CO-DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER – LISA WILSON
CO-DIRECTOR/COMPOSER/SOFTWARE DESIGNER – PAUL CHARLIER
DESIGNER – BRUCE MCKINVEN
VIDEO ARTIST – NATHAN SIBTHORPE
DRAMATURGE – JENNIFER FLOWERS
LIGHTING DESIGNER – BEN (BOSCO) SHAW
PERFORMERS – CRAIG BARY, JOSHUA THOMSON, GABRIEL COMERFORD, STORM HELMORE
PRODUCER – JO THOMAS FOR METRO ARTS
STAGE MANAGER – JEREMY GORDON
PRODUCTION MANAGER – KYLE BERRY
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Wireless is co-presented with Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Lisa Wilson Projects, Paul Charlier and Metro Arts.
The work has been supported by the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts through Fresh Ground.
This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
This project has been supported by Creative Sparks – a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
WIRELESS is produced by Metro Arts and is available to tour in 2017.
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