Fresh from a world premiere at Los Angeles’ famed REDCAT Theater, Cloud Eye Control’s Half-Life makes its East Coast debut at FirstWorks.
Combining interactive media and live performance, L.A.’s Cloud Eye Control creates visceral, immediate works that are highly visual, inventive and emotional. Half-Life is a mix of projected animation, theater and music that examines the psychological fallout of global disaster. It is a work of fierce urgency and undeniable power. Each Cloud Eye Control performance is a tour-de-force through the innovative and unexpected, exploring themes of human adaptation in a technological world. Produced in cooperation with the Columbus Theatre.
FirstWorks JUMPSTART at 7:00PM: WICKED QUESTIONS: A Global Conversation on Climate & Change by artist Ju-Pong Lin
Post-show Artist Up-Close conversation moderated by Todd Winkler, Co-Director of Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments (MEME) at Brown University.
Connecting Art with Education: During the week leading up to Half-Life, this dynamic, eight-member performance collective (including Miwa Matreyek, Anna Oxygen and Chi-wang Yang) will share their inventive hybrid art of animation, experimental theatre, pop music, and puppetry with FirstWorks Arts Learning students and university students through workshops, open rehearsals and artist talks.
Cloud Eye Control residency funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Supported in part by a generous grant from Brown University Creative Arts Council and support from Rhode Island School of Design Center for Student Involvement, Providence College, the National Endowment for the Arts, and RISCA. Additional residency support from Brown University Departments of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies and Modern Culture & Media.
Cloud Eye Control, Half Life was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Pilot, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the California Community Foundation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.