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Science-theatre ensemble Boho presents new interactive performance True Logic of the Future at the Belconnen Arts Centre this July.
Drawing on the ideas of 19th century economist, meteorologist, logician, musician, programmer, 3D photographer, philosopher and cloud-maker William Stanley Jevons, cross-artform ensemble Boho weave narrative theatre, interactive sequences and a live soundtrack of trombone / electronica into a taut science-fiction thriller exploring the choices we make when we run out of choices.
True Logic of the Future takes place in the near future in a city on the brink of collapse. Farmland drought and coastal floods drive refugees into the city, industry collapses and protestors fill the streets. Social systems are failing and disaster is imminent. Three citizens chosen at random must confront a decision that will transform their society’s future.
As the challenges and threats that face 21st century civilisation loom larger, True Logic asks the question: How much would you sacrifice for the greater good?
In collaboration with Boho, the Powerhouse Museum has constructed unique interactive replicas of Jevons’ 19th century inventions, including an artificial cloud chamber and ‘Logic Piano’ paleocomputer. Using these hands-on devices, the audience direct the performers through a series of interactive games, solving puzzles and guiding the story towards its conclusion.
True Logic will premiere at the Belconnen Arts Centre from July 13-18 before touring to Sydney in August for a season at the Powerhouse Museum for National Science Week.
Since forming in 2006, ACT-based science-theatre collective Boho has presented its interactive cross-artform performances to festivals, theatres, science conferences and schools across Australia, including the Brisbane Under The Radar Festival, the Asia-Pacific Complex Systems Conference, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Manning Clark House Centre for Scholarly & Cultural Research, CSIRO’s Lecture series and the Street Theatre’s Independent Season.
True Logic of the Future
When: 8.00pm Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17
6.00pm Sunday 18 July
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen
Tickets: $25 / $18
Bookings: 6173 3300
Contact: Michael Bailey
0422 225 585