Initially framed as something of a circus, this Season’s concluding performance shifted and evolved as a result of its creative resources, to become The Surplus – a parade of performance, a conference of creative collaboration.
In The Surplus many of Season 4’s themes and lines of thought will converge through a series of devised and improvised, free-flowing performances. Thematic inquiries into the notions of human vs machine, and alternate views of history will be presented through dances with paper, and choruses of megaphones. Dervish dances involving long, precarious knives will take over the floor, before giving way to the keys of a piano, sounding out across various mediums, fighting to be heard amidst the din of information, the collapsed conference.
Ultimately, as Season 4’s curator and ringmaster Jane Taylor explains, The Surplus hints at a question of true significance in our time – which is the surplus? Is the Machine a surplus to the Human? Is the Human a surplus to the Machine?
SEASON 4 CURATOR | Jane Taylor
WRITER | Dave Mann
SOUND & FILM | SoulFire Studios and Zain Vally
CINEMATOGRAPHY & EDITING | Noah Cohen