in the technological-trip Dreaming Now presented by Youtheatre.
by Jesse Stong
The showcase of digital imagery is captivating, so much so that the youth/children in the audience were wide-eyed and silent for the entire show (the adults as well); mesmerized by the magical images that flowed seamlessly into each other.
Lévesque created the projections as a means of exploring the ever-evolving dialogue between humans and the machine, and does so beautifully and successfully as we watch Segal become a spinning pixelated face on screen, grow orbs of light and fractals like flowers, chase emoticons in a pong-like war game, and magically grow a ball of light between his bare hands.
Though there is more innovative imagery than clear storyline the simple nature of the projections, and their high quality and design, mixed with an excellent soundscape (music from Alva Noto, Ryoji Ikeda, Emeralds, Kangding Ray, Riyuchi Sakamoto, Oval, Mika Vainio and Oneorthrix Point Never) evoke powerful emotions of both exhilaration and despair.
Dreaming now runs to November 8