Sunday midmorning, two people spend some time trying to talk despite a series of electronic and physical impediments put in place to make communication as laborious and distracted as possible.
Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” in which governmental agencies identify and artificially neutralize individuals’ unique talents in order to maintain equality. Made with goods from a hardware store, Max/MSP, Pure Data, Raspberry Pi, and sundry electronics.
Composed by Sarah Belle Reid and Ryan Gaston.
Premiered by Ethan Marks and Tim Tsang at Concrete + Metal , February 28, 2016.