Signal to Noise

Author(s): Devised and performed by Robin Arthur, Seke Chimutengwende, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor Company: Forced Entertainment
Venue: Cambridge Junction, Cambridge Dates:

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An upbeat spectacle which is slowly breaking apart, Signal to Noise summons a delirious late-night churn of fragments—dances, rehearsals, altercations, scenery changes and unexpected weather reports. AI voices are enlisted to perform the text—their unreal chatter and patter mixing interior monologues, unfinished jokes and off-topic interviews. It all sounds right, more or less human, more or less real. What could go wrong?

The six performers lip-sync all the voices, sometimes carefully, sometimes with unhelpful abandon, bringing life to these disembodied, never-bodied speakers. In the process, they summon a strange and compelling world where the question of what’s human and what’s not, what’s real life and what’s just pretending is never far away.

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Venue: Southbank Centre, London Dates:

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