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.
Performances / Exhibitions:
[ 11.10.2019 ] Foxconn Frequency (no.3), JC Cube (Hong Kong)
[ 21.09.2019 - 31.12.2019 ] Foxconn Frequency (no.3), 「藏木於林」Very Natural Actions, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts (Hong Kong) / EXHIBITION
[ 16.09.2019 - 22.09.2019 ] Foxconn Frequency (no.3), Prismatic Festival (Ottawa, CA)
[ 06.09.2019 ] Foxconn Frequency (no.3), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, NL)
[ 28.02.2019 ] Rachel Browne Theatre, Cluster Festival X (Winnipeg, MB)
[ 03.11.2018 - 24.02.2019 ] Foxconn Frequency (epilogue), Power Station of Art (Shanghai, China) / EXHIBITION
[ 22.02.2019 - 23.02.2019 ] Factory Theatre, Presented by The Music Gallery and fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto, ON)
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Performance Works Granville Island, January 31 - February 2, 2018.
Commissioned by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts + Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
PROJECT LEAD Remy Siu CREATORS Hong Kong Exile (Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim , Remy Siu), with Vicky Chow, Paul Paroczai, Matt Poon PERFORMERS Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Vicky Chow, Andrei Chi Lok Koo / Matt Poon TEXT Xu Lizhi (许立志) (1990-2014) SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity COMMISSIONED BY PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
photo credits: Sepehr Samimi, Daniel O’Shea, Kevin Jones