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The Builders Association/dbox

SUPER VISION (World Premiere)

“The Builders Association is itself an innovator in multimedia theatre, using video, animation, sampled sounds and god-knows-what sorts of computerized gizmos to produce gorgeous illusions.” —The Village Voice

The Obie Award-winning performance company The Builders Association (Alladeen) and digital design studio dbox reveal a society in which “dataveillance” goes beyond anything Orwell ever imagined. Dive into this fresh, funny, and often disturbing combination of cutting-edge computer-generated animation, new video techniques, electronic music, and live performance. SUPER VISION probes three absorbing, intertwining, and all too-close-to-home stories drawn from the datasphere that explore the dangerous minefield of lives reduced to data.


Co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center; The Wexner Center for the Arts in association with the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design at The Ohio State University; Montclair State University: Office of Arts & Cultural Programming; Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis; Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008; New Zealand International Arts Festival; BAM Next Wave Festival.

Supported in part with funds from the William and Nadine McGuire Commissiong Fund. Additional support provided by the Bush Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

The Performing Arts Program is generously supported with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through the Doris Duke Fund for Jazz and Dance and the Doris Duke Performing Arts Endowment Fund.