The Empty City (production)
Megarrity, David Robert, Fenton, David R., Monsour, Luke, Oxlade, Jonathon, & Stibbard, Lucas (2013) The Empty City (production). [Performance]
David Megarrity Interview with The West Australian October 2013
Image credit: Luke Monsour
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This creative work is the production of the live and animated performance of The Empty City.
With a significant period of creative development and script work behind it, the team engaged in a range of innovative performance-making practices in order to realise the work onstage as a non-verbal live and animated theatre work.
This intermedial process was often led by music, and involved the creation and convergence of non-verbal action, virtual performers, performing objects and two simultaneous projections of animated images.
The production opened at the Brisbane Powerhouse on June 27 2013, with a subsequent tour to Perth’s Awesome Festival in October 2013. Its technical achievements were noted in the critical responses.
"The story is told on a striking set of two huge screens, the front one transparent, upon which still and moving images are projected, and between which Oliver performs and occasional “real” objects are placed. The effect is startling, and creates a cartoon three dimensionality like those old Viewmaster slide shows.
The live action… and soundscape sync perfectly with the projected imagery to complete a dense, intricately devised and technically brilliant whole." (The West Australian 14.10.13)
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Performance)|
|Measurements or Duration:||40 minutes|
|Number of Pieces:||1|
|Keywords:||intermedial performance, theatre, music, composed theatre|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 The Human Company/MAPS for Artists|
|Deposited On:||16 Mar 2014 22:24|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2014 05:27|
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