Trailer of Pell Ensembles digital dance work 'Upload/Unplug' by Alice Underwood Films. Booking for Tour 2019
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 you and your fellow audience members 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 human. But at what cost - will how will your data be used? And what happens to it once the experience is over?
Upload or unplug – it’s your choice.
Video by Mira Loew & David Altweger
Co-Produced with Helix Arts. Originally commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts 2017
Produced by Step Out Arts.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Supporting partners: ARC Stockton, Creative Darlington, Teesside University, Metal Peterborough, The Edge, Redbridge Drama Centre & Foyle Foundation
Digital Partners: Visual Pilots
Creative Technologists: Owen Hindley (Huldufugl) and Alexander Wallin