LIVEWORKS: ROBOT OPERA
Performance Space and Carriageworks present
28 – 31 OCT, 7:30PM
+ 1 NOV, 5PM
Wade Marynowsky returns to Performance Space with the world premiere of his most ambitious project to date. Performed entirely by eight custom-built automatons, Robot Opera highlights our relationship to technology in an entertaining, unsettling, and unexpected new light.
Joined by lighting and choreographic collaborators Branch Nebula, the work is set to a throbbing live electronic score composed by experimental musician Julian Knowles, featuring singing robots, ambient drones, sub bass and glitchy electronica. Marynowsky brings together robotics, light installation, and experimental sound to create an immersive participatory experience, inviting the audience to step onto the dance-floor and let the robots lead.
Artist Wade Marynowsky
Music and Sound Design Julian Knowles
Lighting Design Mirabelle Wouters
Dramaturgy Lee Wilson
Electrical Design Ben Nash
Programmer Imran Khan
Programmer Adam Hinshaw
Please note that Robot Opera is a standing performances. Please wear comfortable shoes and do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific access requirements.
IN CONVERSATION: Wade Marynowsky & Dr Ed Scheer
SAT 31 OCT, 1PM
Working on the experimental edge of creative robotics, Wade Marynowsky’s pushes the boundaries of performance practice by exploring notions of ‘robotic performance agency’ through ‘Human-Robot Interaction’. Marynowsky will be joined by Dr Ed Scheer to unpack questions around digital technology in performance and the concept of new media dramaturgy.GRAB A SEAT!
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