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The Builders Association and dbox, SUPER VISION: THE GRANDMOTHER

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.

Video streaming: Grandmother/Jen Scene 3

Moe Angelos

Nick Kaye: You were talking earlier about how - because the conversation through the web-cam is almost ripped out of daily life and just put there – it has an aspect of real activity in a sense.

Moe Angelos: It is a real activity, although, ironically, to recreate that theatrically is way more complicated that you sitting at your PC and me sitting at my PC and talking. It’s quite funny to think about how it is recreated.

Nick Kaye: There is an element of task to it.

Moe Angelos: Yes, sure, very much so. I also think about it a lot, because I am in my little world – in Sri Lanka - far away from where the action is supposed to be taking place, in New York, where Jen lives. I think that is partially the character development of the Grandma, just being someone who is older and loosing her grip on reality, nattering on about food, getting really fixated on something like old food - old recipes - which are such a pleasure still. She has her own little world, her magazines, and she seems quite happy there. It is like a little bubble. So I am in this little bubble over there, down-stage right, in my own little world.

see also: double consciousness | playing to camera | theatrical layers |


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