Toni Dove // Lucid Posession

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Toni Dove // Lucid Posession

Time: April 25, 2013 at 8pm to April 27, 2013 at 9:30pm
Location: Roulette
Street: 509 Atlantic Ave (On the corner of Atlantic & 3rd Aves)
City/Town: Downtown Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://roulette.org/events/to…
Event Type: multi-media performance, motion sensing, the physical and the virtual
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2013

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Event Description

Lucid Possession is a futuristic dramatized song-cycle that unfolds in a haunting display of the admixture of the human and the robotic, the spiritual and the digital. Employing a state-of-the-art motion-sensing system designed by Dove and R. Luke DuBois and an astonishing assemblage of video projections, an unforgettable performance emerges as characters, both live on stage and programmed video avatars alike, interact in increasing intensity to dramatize a contemporary ghost story: a poetic musing on managing the mass of information 'noise.' The result is a complex three-dimensional, automated video pop-up book in which the characters – real and virtual – are brought to life through motion, voice, and robotic technology, and the boundaries of the real and virtual are blurred, mirroring our rapidly-changing emotional and cognitive landscape.

A Live-Mix Cinema Performance

Performed by Toni Dove, Hai-Ting Chinn (mezzo soprano),
with a live score by Todd Reynolds.

R. Luke DuBois: Software Design
Songs composed by Elliott Sharp
Bob McGrath: Co-Director of Staging
Ed Bear and Matt Tennie: Technical Directors, live robotics/sound control
Costume design and screen fabrication Karen Young
Robotics by Leif Krinkle and Ed Bear

Co-Produced by Roulette, Issue Project Room, and HERE.

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