A DAY IN DIG NATION
written by Michael McQuilken & Tommy Smith in 2005
starring Will Connolly as Rex
projected art and animation by Gene Lange
music/sound/directed by Michael McQuilken
Rex, a somnambulist office drone, leads a dreary existence. When not pushing around a mouse in a fluorescent hellhole, he spends his time scarfing frozen dinners, zoning out on televised media and avoiding contact with real human beings. But as his media-drenched life plods on, Rex becomes increasingly immersed in waking fantasies – fantastically represented with lush foley sound design and mind-bending projected imagery. Unable to distinguish the real from the illusory, Rex is forced to make a decision that threatens to burst the womb-like comfort of his modern existence.