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Event | Artist Residencies – Swing Space
Work-in-Progress Performance: World of Wires, Directed by Jay Scheib
Presented by current Swing Space resident Jay Scheib
- Building 110: LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island
- Dates & Times
- Saturday, July 16, 2011, 1:30–3PM
Working with a roster of regular collaborators, Jay Scheib joins forces with performers Sarita Choudhury, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Jon Morris, Ayesha Ngaujah, Tanya Selvaratnam, Natalie Thomas, and designers Josh Higgason, Sara Brown, and Anouschka Trocker to develop World of Wires, the third and final installment of Scheib's science vs. fiction performance trilogy: Simulated Cities / Simulated Systems. Based loosely on Daniel Galouye's science fiction masterpiece Simulacron-3 and Fassbinder's sci-fi television series Welt am Draht, World of Wires chronicles the discovery of an immense computer simulation of the world—the people, the weather, the movement of markets, emotions, etc. When one of the scientists designing the simulation goes missing, her partner begins to investigate the disappearance. As her investigation spirals into chaos she discovers that she herself is part of the simulation she had been hired to design, and her colleague had simply been deleted.
Scheib and his team will be developing World of Wires on Governors Island during the month of July. Join us as they present their progress during a 60 minute presentation. Ferries to Governors Island depart regularly from the Battery Maritime Building, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Visit the Governors Island website for more information.