"Systems"

Monique Baltzer

Advisor: Dana Karwas

Motion Capture Performer: Xavier Ruiz '21

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“Systems” is a theatrical virtual reality experience commenting on our relationship to technology.

 

I’ve struggled with the dichotomy modern tech has created today and wanted a way to express that. I’m thus equating it with the sublime–I want to illustrate its beauty and horror through the characters of the technophile and technophobe.  Viewers can step into this virtual “mechanical” theatre and watch as a “device” affects the characters’ sense of self and connection to others.

I want to thank my wonderful advisor Dana Karwas for her insightful guidance and pushing me to create the project I've always wanted to create, Xavier Ruiz for being such a talented performer and for making sense of my directing, and Lisa Kereszi for making all of this even possible! 

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