Less than two weeks to go to show your support for Half Life, the new piece from LA’s own Cloud Eye Control, produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice. This stirring new work, which is set to premiere at REDCAT in January 2015, hybridizes film, theater, and music to explore living in the age of catastrophe. Inspired by the blog posts of Japanese housewives on the opposite side of the world after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, this piece is “an elegy for an unsafe and nervous world.” Using multimedia techniques to express the odd relationship between the virtual and the psychical, this highly anticipated new piece will investigate the psychological fallout of global disaster.
Using Cloud Eye Control’s signature combination of animation, performance, and music, Half Life will be an imagistic, visceral show with the rawness of a requiem and the energy of a rock concert. The performance will feature custom built video screens, multiple video projectors, and live-feed video using animations of the sublime and unsettling worlds of decay. There will also be original music and vocals, performed live.
Having already received some of their funding from New England Foundation for the Arts and MAP Fund, Cloud Eye Control (composed of Miwa Matreyek, Anna Oxygen, and Chi-wang Yang) needs to reach their goal of raising $20,000 before July 28. These funds will go towards the custom video production screens, the video equipment, the scenic/prop/costume materials, and artist compensation.
In addition to supporting a vital new work, contributors can look forward to receiving perks which include a CEC thank you video, an animated avatar of you from Miwa Matreyek, a song from Anna Oxygen, a limited edition music box, and llama fur.
Support this exciting project here.