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.
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