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Cyber Theatre Project – “Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;-)”

, 2017

Teaser for Xiaoxing Sun “Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;-)”

Teaser for Xiaoxing Sun “Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;-)”

“Cyber Theatre Project” is the revenge of the ghost, doll and virus on the “reality”.

The sentence “the sister in the garden talked with ghosts in a friendly manner” comes from a verse of a poet named Trakl. The garden (artificial bonsai-doll), sister (frail-virus) and ghosts confirm the virtuality of the “reality” and ubiquitous existence of the “screen” with their own virtuality (fragile feelings).

These screens are between the reality versions produced by various media (between Alpha and Release Candidate), and obtained the meaning of Derrida’s interpretation of the “hymen”—an uncertain interface.

“Cyber Theatre Project” is trying to become “beta” in the squeezing process of being swallowed by and overflowing from the interface (screen).

The name of the third work of “Cyber Theatre Project”—“Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;-)” comes from a virus program called “Melissa”.

“Melissa” is a virus program and it also serves as the name of a stripper who is commemorated. In 1999, this virus destroyed the world’s mail system. According to its content of “Here is the message you asked for… don’t tell anyone else ;-)”, the email appeared to be sent from any acquaintance or friend of ours. Beyond the saturated physical space, “he/she/they” created a huge “hyper reality”.

Subculture symbols can be monstrously generated by several computers run well in a decadent dormitory before they can collapse the reality. The content of “Here Is the Message You Asked For… Don’t Tell Anyone Else ;-)” just looked like an email to the world sent in the name of Melissa and it is an “Revolution of Otaku”: download a certain reality to another reality until the latter is overloaded and collapsed. So people have to face the problem: a new dimension is coming and how can we escape from it? We cannot get rid of it as long as we share the same reality.

Creation: en? (What has happened? How does it come to this?), Chunqiu Theatre Company, Dream Can Director/Visual Designer: Sun Xiaoxing Co-directors: Yue Ming, Gui Xifeng Performers: Yue Ming, A Sheng, Da Xianer, Hua Hua, A Re, A Can, Qi Yu

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