Opening Performance - Drone by Harry Josephine Giles
“A state of the nation address from a frayed electronic mind flying high above that nation and looking for a place to hit.”
Drone is a live jam of sound, visuals and poetry, telling the story of a military drone’s life and fears. The Drone is part weapons, part office worker, part tense background hum. The bleak humour and tender fury of Drone sees the unmanned aerial vehicle as the technology of a neurotic century, surveilled and surveilling, asking how anxious people can live as part of systems of such astonishing destruction. “Drone is daring posthuman theatre, captivatingly executed.” – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine.
Written by the Forward-shortlisted Scottish poet Harry Josephine Giles and performed by them with international sound artist Neil Simpson (Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo) and live video artist Jamie Wardrop (Beats, The Dwelling Place), Drone is the astonishing culmination of five years of work. Directed by Rob Jones, the performance is mixed new every night, the three artists making a live cabaret band for an intense and groundbreaking multimedia poetry show.
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Harry Josephine Giles is from Orkney, Scotland, and is a writer and performer.