11th - 13th April 2019
Drone is a live jam of sound, visuals and poetic storytelling. Telling the fragmented story of a military drone’s lives and fears, Drone imagines her as part weapons system, part office worker, part tense background hum. Live sound and spoken word entangle like human and machine, environment and technology, noise and sense. 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 bodies can live as part of systems of astonishing destruction.
Written and performed by Forward-shortlisted poet Harry Josephine Giles, Drone is a multimedia collaboration with international sound artist Neil Simpson (Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo) with live visuals from Jamie Wardrop (Beats, The Dwelling Place).
Written by Harry Josephine Giles
Directed by Rob Jones
Music by Neil Simpson
Visuals by Jamie Wardrop
Note: Contains strobe lighting and loud noises.
Image credit: Rich Dyson