31 May 2017

International pioneers dreamthinkspeak head to Hull with their cutting-edge production One Day, Maybe

dreamthinkspeak are leading creators of site-responsive performance and since its formation in 1999, the company has played a key role in the evolution of such work in the UK and beyond.

You may not have heard of dreamthinkspeak but we’re confident that once you’ve experienced one of their shows you wont be able to forget it in a hurry – just like the thousands of fans they’ve already acquired from around the globe.

They interweave live performance with film and installations to create extraordinary journeys that are visually layered and stimulate the senses. This internationally recognized company are heading to Hull this summer to stage ONE DAY, MAYBE (1 Sep – 1 Oct 2017) as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme.

ONE DAY, MAYBE invites audiences to enter a kaleidoscopic dreamworld where live performance, installation and new technology combine to create a vivid vision of a world spinning thrillingly out of control. It centres on the UK launch of a Korean global technology company on the 30th anniversary of the Korean Sixth Republic. The company pioneers and develops a range of new technologies for international governments and multinational commercial organisations, including gaming experiences and interior navigation apps.

For each performance, the company will throw open its doors to the general public. The audience is invited to access the public areas as well as the private offices and laboratories where they are allowed to test and participate in the technologies that are being developed.

ONE DAY, MAYBE is inspired by the May 1980 Democratic Uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, that paved the way for democratic rule and the birth of the Sixth Republic in 1987. It shines a light on the brutal interrogations that followed, but is set largely in the present day and looks at the modern world we all inhabit from the perspective of May 1980, imagining those who died as spirits who return to witness the results of their sacrifice.

What if they could step into the shoes of the young people alive today and see the same world that we see? What would they make of the world we live in? Would they see an exciting world of global economic expansion, rapid technological development and freedom of expression?

As the audience is drawn deeper into this labyrinthine technological world, they find themselves slipping between past, present and future, tumbling back to the aftermath of May 1980 before stumbling forward towards a bright but uncertain future.

Tickets for ONE DAY, MAYBE are being sold in two batches:

On-Sale 1: 7am, 31 May 2017
One-Sale 2: 7.30pm, 28 June 2017

Their previous work includes Absent (2015), In The Beginning Was The End (2013), The Rest Is Silence (2012), Before | Sleep (2010 – 2011) and One Step Forward, One Step Back (2008) to name but a few. Take a look at their website to discover more about their work.

“No one could accuse Tristan Sharps and his mind-bending dreamthinkspeak company of aiming low – it is impossible not to admire such vision and large-scale ambition; our theatrical ecology thrives on innovators such as him” Evening Standard

Originally commissioned and produced by Asian Culture Complex, The Museum of Art, Kochi, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, AsiaNow and dreamthinkspeak.

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