WIRELESS is about untethered people and untethered technology.
By Choreographer Lisa Wilson and Composer Paul Charlier, Wireless weaves dance, music and design through interactive technology. WIRELESS uses familiar applications on mobile phones held by and attached to dancers to create and control an accompanying musical score in order to give eavesdropping and surveillance both shape and sound on stage, creating an inter-media dance-theatre work about trust, privacy and control.
WIRELESS uses tracking technology to go inside and re-present something dark and fragile inside each individual - loss of trust. It is neither a technological game played out in front of an audience nor a use of technology as an extension of human physicality. It is technology as an extension and expression of human desires.
We simultaneously desire connection and secrecy, intimacy and anonymity but instead create distance and suspicion, building glass walls around ourselves. Then we are shocked when our privacy is shattered.
WIRELESS is about disconnected trust as we grasp our ever-attached smartphones - instruments of constant desire.
With two creative developments completed, supported by The Australia Council and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts through Fresh Ground, this new work will have its final development and premiere presentation in 2017.
Director/Choreographer- Lisa Wilson
Director/Composer/Software designer- Paul Charlier
Dramaturge- Jennifer Flowers
Designer- Bruce McKinvin
Performers- Lauren Langlois, Craig Bary, Gabriel Comerford and Joshua Thomson
Video Artist- Nathan Sibthorpe
Lighting Designer- Ben (Bosco) Shaw