- Theater Arts
“A multidimensional, seductively cinematic experience.” - LAist, for Cloud Eye Control’s Under Polaris
HALF LIFE is a multimedia performance piece that explores living in an age of catastrophe. The project was originally inspired by the personal accounts of people who were directly affected by the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
As artists, we feel it is important to imaginatively and critically respond to this state of perpetual crisis. The show will imagistically explore the psychological fallout of global disaster, and how it affects our emotions, imaginations, and our sense of personal safety.
ANIMATION + PERFORMANCE + MUSIC
Half Life will be a hybrid of the screen and stage. We’ll use custom built video screens, multiple video projectors, and live-feed video. Digital animations will visualize the sublime and unsettling worlds of decay. Original music and vocals will be performed by our live band to give the show the visceral energy of a rock concert.
WHAT WE NEED
Half Life has already received support from two prestigious organizations: New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) National Theater Project, and MAP Fund. We still need to reach our goal of raising $20,000 before August 1st to build the show and have it ready for our world premiere in January. This is where you, our friends and fans, come in!
Your generous support will go directly towards:
* Design and build four large-scale custom video projection screens
* Video equipment
* Scenic, props, and costumes materials
* Pay our talented team of designers, musicians, and performers
LOS ANGELES WORLD PREMIERE
Half Life is set to premiere at the REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles in January 2015, produced in partnership with Los Angeles Performance Practice. We’re also already in discussions with some really exciting venues and festivals for touring dates afterwards (domestic and international).
Thank you for your support. We can’t wait to share the work with you!
BEFORE YOU DONATE: A NOTE ABOUT FEES
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