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The Builders Association and dbox, SUPER VISION: VENTRILOQUISM

SUPER VISION tells three stories

1. As he crosses successive borders, a solitary traveller gradually is forced to reveal all of his personal information, until his identity becomes transparent, with no part of his life left outside the boundaries of datasurveillance.

2. A young woman (Jen), addicted to the white noise of constant connection, maintains a long-distance relationship with her Grandmother. As she makes efforts to digitally archive her Grandmother's past, the Grandmother slips into senility.

3. A father covertly exploits his young son's personal data to meet the demands of the family's lifestyle. This ploy escalates beyond the father's control, until he is compelled to disappear. His wife and son are left with a starkly diminished data portrait, and his escape is shadowed by the long reach of the datasphere.

Rizwan Mirza

Nick Kaye: There is also a theme of dislocation from place -

Rizwan Mirza: We often talked about being a global soul - and how we are all sort of ventriloquists now. How we take upon accents in slight ways when we don’t even realize. For example, if I am speaking in English to an Indian aunt in India I’ll immediately have an Indian accent, because not only will she understand it better, but she actually feels more comfortable when I am speaking that way. When I go into the way I am speaking now, it’s almost that she becomes disconnected. I am no longer a sort of member of that family. I grew up in a particular area of New York and when I run into that crowd I speak that way. So that ventriloquism is happening and I think it is a big part of The Builders’ shows - projecting different things and speaking through different mediums - speaking through the technology, speaking through the lighting, speaking through the whole idea of the show, speaking through the stylization of the acting.

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