Pixel Mountain is a feast of dance, circus and cutting edge digital art, best described as an aerial and interactive projection work. As highly skilled aerialists dance on the side of walls, real-time interactive projections respond to the dancers’ every move.
Pixel Mountain is a collaboration between artists from South Korea and the Australian theatre company, Stalker. Combining Stalker’s trademark physical theatre style with 3D image and audio technology, it poetically reflects on some of the issues that the artists have observed to be inherent in Korean modern day life.
Pixel Mountain examines modern life in the developed world and looks to the South Korean paradox. On one hand Korea is a traditional land steeped in culture. On the other hand Korea is leading the world of modern technology.What is the future of humankind as we keep our vulnerable human soul but couple it with technology? What are we changing into and how do we keep track of ourselves? What kind of future can we imagine: a descent into hell or a possible transcendence?
Pixel Mountain poetically explores some of these themes via the art forms of aerial dance, theatre, projection and digital technology. Pixel Mountain was first performed at the Gwacheon Festival, Korea in September 2013 and at the Hi Seoul Festival, Seoul in October 2013.
Includes interactive audience playtime in the performance space within Stalker’s unique visual environment.
Pixel Mountain has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Korea Foundation and the Australia International Cultural Council, both part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and by the University of Technology, Sydney. Stalker Theatre is also supported by the New South Wales government through Arts NSW.
Pixel Mountain also has been supported by Gwacheon Festival, Hi Seoul Festival and Spring culture in Korea.
Presented by SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival
- 18 Feb — 21 Feb
- Dodds St Stage, Festival Hub
DATES + TIMES
Wednesday 18 February: 9pm
Thursday 19 February: 9pm
Friday 20 February: 9pm & 10.30pm (two shows)
Saturday 21 February: 9pm & 10.30pm (two shows)
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Jin Young, PARK (박진영)
Hye Jin, Shin (신혜진)
CONCEPTION & DIRECTION
Ji Hyeon, LEE (이지현)
Andrew Johnston (interactive systems design)
Andrew Bluff (interactive design and operation)
Alejandro Rolandi (LED costumes)
Chris Wilson (architectural mapping)
By the cast and director
Sang Won, NAM (N2 남상원)
Joon Hyeong, SEO (서준형)