CAN WE OBTAIN SELF-MASTERY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY?
AEON is an original experiential arts format that blends elements of technology, escape the room, generative audio-visuals and contemporary dance. It is our flagship project out of which the entire vision for Aeon Industries' practice has been born.
Set in a near-future world where man and machine are finding ways to peacefully co-exist, this audience-first performance puts the fate of the show’s lead protagonist in the audience’s hands, asking: can we attain self-mastery through technology… and in doing so, what might we be forced to sacrifice?
THE ROAD TO AEON
Aeon is a long-tail project we aim to premier Summer 2020 in Europe & Asia. It has so far been through its first definition and feasibility phases, with support from ArtisTree - Hong Kong’s flagship performing arts venue. During these phases we collaborated with United Visual Artist's technical studio Another Space, and choreographer Holly Blakey. With this work under our belts, we are currently seeking additional development partners to help move the project forward, while staying hands-on by prototyping various technical elements with smaller R&D projects.
Phase 1: Definition
November 2016 - March 2017
Conception, collaborator recruitment, treatment script, initial art direction
Phase 2: Feasibility Study
June - September 2017
Interaction design research, Hong Kong site visit with United Visual Artists / Another Space, Feasibility Study, Initial Stage + Lighting Designs, Budget and Touring Model.
Phase 3: Prototyping / Fundraising (supported by Arts Council England & the British Council)
Aeon Industries curated programme at Resonate Festival, Belgrade - including keynote 'Road To Aeon' talk.
Credits (Phase 1 & 2 ):
Writer / Creative Director: Alex Hoban
Sound & Light Design: United Visual Artists / Another Space
Exec Producer: Emma Shipley
Art Direction: Jack McPartland
Production Manger: Andy George
Special Thanks to: ArtisTree, Suky Lo, Swire Properties, Elizabeth Varley, Alice Wagstaffe, Holly Blakey, Ben Totty, Grant Armour, Guy Chase, Leala-Rain Shonaiya, Megan Trueblood-Smith, Leah & Anna @ Warp Records