NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
Public Arts Programme
Programme ID: PAP024585
NUS Arts Festival 2020: Foxconn Frequency (no.3)
- SYNOPSIS -
Foxconn Frequency (no.3) - for three visibly Chinese performers is a work of "algorithmic theatre" that incorporates real-time game mechanics, piano pedagogy, 3D-printing, and the poetry of former Foxconn worker Xu Lizhi (许立志).
Three performers work with and against each other as they move through a series of testings and mini-games sourced from piano training. They succeed and fail in real-time, forced to correct their mistakes before they can continue. In each performance, 3D-printers output an object documenting the performer's competency over time.
Fully automated and generative, the work is different every performance, ranging from 50 minutes to 80 minutes: an experiment in digital game-mechanics as a way of meaning making in the performing arts.
- MATURE CONTENT -
- DETAILS -
English, Mandarin , no dialogue, projected text in Chinese
$16 (student concession)