Beta Festival , Project Arts Center Dublin, November 2023.
Dwelling is a live performance theatre installation that is performed across a range of art forms. Dwelling focuses on dance/theatre as a dramaturgical language, framed by digital and visual art works and elements that operate to create a live immersive theater performance. This work can also, between live shows, function as an interactive installation for audiences to explore.
Taking place in the fragments of a home with dance performances by Robyn Byrne and Rosie Stebbing, we bear witness to a life lived in and across the boundaries of the digital divide. Dwelling offers an opportunity to avatar our individual experiences of disconnection and loss through the poetic portal of the everyday.
The characters move between the digital and real space with motion capture mixed with live tracking the show crosses and blur the line of the digital divide with the two slowly merging with Roise performing a duet with the digital space via a motion-tracking AI that reacts and reflects her motion and movements.
Created by Peter Power and Leon Butler Choreographer / Performer Robyn Byrne Choreographer / Performer Rosie Stebbing Creative Technologist Cailean Finn Video Artist David Mathúna Lighting Designer Michael Hurley VFX Artist Leon Denise Singer Emma Nash Double Bass Rory Dempsey Drums Davie Ryan Design Associate Dobz O’Brien Company Manager Molly Foley Production Management Showscope Production Assistant Caelinn Ní Bhroin Producer Aisling Murray Executive Producer Maura O'Keeffe