An interactive, online-only livestreamed theatre experience, tearing apart the internet as it is and rebuilding it as the Xanadu wonderland envisioned by philosopher and internet pioneer Ted Nelson.
In 1965, Nelson imagined a radical version of the internet that would help human life evolve into an entirely new form. He also invented the internet-connected dildo. Flash forward 55 years: the internet is 20% porn, 20% cat videos and the rest is targeted advertising from Wish.com.
You can’t help but wonder if 83 year old Ted knew what we were getting ourselves into. Award-winning performance artist Harriet Gillies and new media artist and filmmaker Xanthe Dobbie, whose work draws on humour, pop, sex, history and iconography through a queer and feminist lens, need your help to reinvent the internet as the utopia Nelson intended.
This event will be livestreamed via Sydney Festival. A link to the livestream will be sent via email prior to the event.
Wed 20 Jan at 8.30pm
Thu 21 Jan at 8.30pm
Fri 22 Jan at 8.30pm
Fri 22 Jan at 10.30pm
Sat 23 Jan at 8.30pm
Sat 23 Jan at 10.30pm
Full Price – $25
+ booking fee
Restricted to ages 18+
Contains nudity, sexual content, adult themes, coarse language and religious themes.
Digital Collaborator Solomon Thomas
Live Composer Marcus Whale
Dramaturg Declan Greene
Company and Broadcast Manager Lucia Haddad
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