By Cloud Eye Control
World Premiere at REDCAT, 2015
A lamentation of fierce urgency, the latest multimedia production from Cloud Eye Control is an imagistic, visceral work inspired by the nervous fear felt in the wake the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Half Life explores the psychological fallout of global disaster, and how it affects our emotions and imaginations. The Los Angeles-based collaborators— Miwa Matreyek, Anna Huff, and Chi-wang Yang —bring their signature mix of projected animation, live performance and music to summon the unseeable forces that govern our collective sense of personal safety and control.
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Cloud Eye Control
Cloud Eye Control is a Los Angeles-based multimedia performance collective comprised of Miwa Matreyek, Anna "Oxygen" Huff and Chi-wang Yang. Eschewing conventional hierarchies, they work collaboratively as a team from the inception of the story to the final product. Their collaborations integrate multiple art forms (animation, pop music, theater, film & video, puppetry) to create inventive hybrids of stage and screen.
Miwa Matreyek: Director & Animation
Anna Oxygen: Music Composition & Direction
Chi-wang Yang: Director
A-ko: Jenny Greer
B-ko: Anna Oxygen
Musicians: Robert Barber & David Scott Stone
Scene Design: Efren Delgadillo & Shannon Scrofano
Lighting Design: Christopher Kuhl
Video, Systems, and Sound Design: Jackson Campbell
Sound Design & Pre Show Music: Robert Barber & David Scott Stone
Costume Design: Kate Fry
Technical Direction: Efren Delgadillo
Music Production: David Scott Stone & Anna Oxygen
Choreography: Jennie Liu
Additional Video Content & Video Operator: Daniel Jackson
Stage Manager: Kate Eipl
Produced with Miranda Wright & Los Angeles Performance Practice
Assistant Technical Director: Matthew Kenichi Muranaga
Scenic Build Crew: Matt MacCready, Matthew Kenichi Muranaga
Costume Fabricators: Laura Brown, Eileen O’Brien, Leah Olbrich
Production Assistant: Nora King
Half Life is funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the LEF Foundation; and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Half Life is produced with Los Angeles Performance Practice, and was developed in part through creative residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the CalArts Center for New Performance, and Duke University.