A ghost story for the digital age
Feb. 4 – 15, 2009
Studio 16, Vancouver, BC
Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Co-created by Tim Carlson, Richard Wolfe,
Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, No Luck Club and
Directed by Richard Wolfe
Spirits arise from the toxic smoke of First World electronic trash dumped in the developing world. A boy lured by an internet predator, a suicidal stockbroker, a heavy metal televangelist — these are a few of the ghosts haunting a woman who melts down computer components to retrieve precious metals for pennies a day.
With music inspired by Brian Eno and David Byrne’s seminal recording My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Theatre Conspiracy delved into the fallout of digital culture. Electronic band No Luck Club performed along with live video mixes by Candelario Andrade as dancer/actor Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg created multiple roles to conjure a ghostworld that is a physical, visual, sonic feast for the senses.
Photos: Chris Randle