A technology commission for The Future Is Unwritten.
22nd-26th November 2016 - Ovalhouse, London. 4th February - Mercury Theatre, Colchester. 1st March - Old Market Theatre, Brighton
Potential Difference have been commissioned to develop a smartphone app which will be an integral part of the upcoming production of Still by The Future Is Unwritten. The Still App will be available for Android and iPhones and is designed to be used during the performance.
In 2009 (reallife) Vivian Maier died lonely and alone in Chicago. Among her possessions were a treasure trove of photographs- now becoming acknowledged as the best street photography of the 20th century. Yet Maier lived a “reclusive” life - working as a nanny and taking photos in her spare time - never speaking about her, let alone wanting her work exhibited. Yet now her outstanding work is shown all over the world, books of her photographs have been published and a play is being made about her life... She would have been aghast that her privacy had been invaded.
H is a (fictional) hacker from London. She H “procures data” for big companies and governments and her workload and lifestyle are doing her in. On the verge of a meltdown she finds herself in Chicago encountering the work and life of a dead photographer...
Still is a magical realist imaginary meeting between H and Maier. Set in a gallery space it’s funny, edgy, emotional experience: celebrating Maier’s work and exploring what we give away - knowingly and unwittingly.
There seems to be something really special about Still - seeing audiences so profoundly affected is rare Rachel Briscoe, Co-Director of Theatre at Ovalhouse (2010-2015) on Still R&D
- Written and directed by Paul Hodson
- Produced by The Future Is Unwritten
- Creative Technology by Russell Bender and Henry Garner for Potential Difference