By Mira Loew and David Altweger
Do you use a mobile phone or computer every day?
How much personal data do you give away each day to navigate your digital life?
Could you unplug, even if you wanted to?
Digital dance company Pell Ensemble invites you into the world of EPOQ: A
live gaming experience where your choices become data, uploaded to shape
a new human being.
On entering the space you will meet David, ready to be brought to life by your data.
From the safety of your seat and through a custom built app on a mobile
device, your every tap, swipe and swirl will inform who David becomes.
Through your input David experiences the joy, fear and complexity of being
But at what cost - will your data be put to good use?
And what happens
to it once the experience is over?
Upload or unplug – it’s your choice.
Concept and Direction: Rebecca Evans
Choreography: Rebecca Evans in collaboration with dancers
Technical Direction & Coding: Simon Haenggi (Visualpilots)
Creative Technologists: Owen Hindley (Huldufugl) and Alexander Wallin
Original music and sound by: Ehud Freedman
Dramaturgy and Text: Adam Peck
Art Direction and Animation: David Altweger
Narrative and Creative Design elements contributed by:
Alex Hoban, Ray Cheung, Clarisse ODell and John Kavanagh
Producer: Step Out Arts
Associate Producer: Victoria Eyton
Company Manager: Tim Chew
App and marketing photography and video: Mira Loew
Set Design: Clarisse O'Dell
"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead, performed by Threeds
"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead, performed by El Ten Eleven
Co-Commission in 2017 by:
October 24th: Frequency Festival at Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln
November 2nd: Electric Theatre, Guildford
November 5th: Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
November 14th, 15th and 16th: Rich Mix, London
November 21st: Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
May: ARC Stockton (Premiere)
May: Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
May: Redbridge Drama Centre, London (Showcase)