MTCD – A Visual Anthology of My Machine Life


Solo performance/monologue

Taking  one machine from each year of my life this personal, auto-ethnographic piece, reflects on the uses, misuses, and abuses of technology. From radios to home recording devices to my first experiences on the internet, this sonic and visual journey explores the key machines that have come to shape my technological know-how and imagination, in turn revealing the contradictions and realities of a generation born as ‘digital natives’.

Materials and duration

Raised stage; House PA for the sound (from vocal mic, amp mic and video feedback). x2 60″ 4K TV plasma screens; x1 projector/2000 lumen; x2 stable chairs; x2 tables (50×50 top x 70h cm); x1 head mounted mic ask x4 Fresnel lights with blue gels; x4 profile; x1 Fender Performer 1000 guitar amp; UV light; Music stand (30cm wide/100cm high). x1 standard voice mic (Shure SM58); x1 BSS Audio AR-133 Active DI Box; x1 Mini-jack to standard stereo jack, ¼ inch (to DI box); x1 table (50×50 top x 70h cm); audio cables XLR (mic); Artist brings: UV paint; x2 clip-on desk lights and x1 laptop.

Duration: 60 mins