Transmission is is an immersive, mixed reality theater production that tells the story of two brilliant sisters selected to join a mission to meet our celestial neighbors. One decides to go, and one decides to stay. Their story is told through theatrical performance, a podcast series, and several site-specific, augmented reality scenes linked to specific locations. It’s Arrival meets Pokémon Go meets War of the Worlds for a contemporary media landscape, a tale of humans grappling with their first contact with alien life.
Toasterlab with Ian Garrett
Ian Garrett is a designer, producer, educator, and researcher in the field of sustainability in arts and culture. He is assistant professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University, director of the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, and resident designer at the Indy Convergence. He currently serves as the US curator for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. Garrett maintains a performance practice focused on the integration of sustainability, design, and technology. Recently work includes Theatre Panik’s durational performance, Peep; Erika Batdorf’s micro-theater for Burnish, and set and energy capture systems for Zata Omm Dance Projects’ Vox:Lumen.