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Outlines Part II – Apotheosis

Serwah Attafuah x Soft Centre pres. Apotheosis with ptwiggs & Lydia Kivela

Serwah Attafuah and SOFT CENTRE present Apotheosis - a real-time motion capture performance in the Utzon Room, featuring live music by ptwiggs and movement by Lydia Kivela. Inspired by the glaring neon ambience of Spring Breakers and Cyberpunk, Apotheosis ushers audiences through a hallucinogenic dreamscape populated by demons, abandoned Western Sydney landmarks and NPC doomers. 

Outlines is a two-part event which brings leading technologists together with boundary-pushing artists to rethink the future of performance. Designed to connect physical and digital worlds, Outlines features artists embracing and disrupting digital platforms and technology to deliver new forms of live performance. Part I – R+J RMX  will be staged in the Studio on Sunday 30 May, at 7:30pm

In the Utzon Room | Dance/Contemporary Music

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A hallucinogenic dreamscape populated by demons

Serwah Attafuah’s hyper-real 3D animation style has been celebrated internationally and recently garnered considerable attention in the NFT space. Apotheosis at Outlines is the first ever presentation of Serwah’s work with real-time functionality, testing the exciting new applications of motion capture tech to live performance.  

Artist biographies

Soft Centre
SOFT CENTRE is a critically acclaimed Sydney-based arts organisation, working across festivals, public installation, late-night club and concert formats. Traversing experimental electronic music, sound art, performance art, light/video installation, contemporary dance and creative coding, SOFT CENTRE fosters emerging scenes, facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration and encourages radical reclamations of disused space.

Serwah Attafuah
Serwah Attafuah is a 3D artist and musician from West Sydney. She creates dreamlike cyber wastelands reminiscent of her hometown, and afro-futuristic reflections of self with strong ancestral themes.

ptwiggs
ptwiggs aka Phoebe Twigg is a producer, Audio Engineer and DJ based out of Sydney, Australia. She explores extreme cathartic emotional states through her expansive and challenging productions, blending & bending elements of ambient, experimental-electronica & hardstyle. 

Lydia Kivela
Lydia Kivela is a dancer/ model, specialising in freestyle movement. Her work lives in live performances and digital spaces, using her unique style to encourage others to find theirs.

Credits
3D animation artist / Creative Director - Serwah Attafuah
Music Composer - Phoebe Twiggs
Performer - Lydia Kivela
Motion Capture Technician - Matt Hermans
Technical Directors - Sam Whiteside & Andre Vanderwert
Creative Producers - Jemma Cole & Thorsten Hertog

Venue Information

The Opera House theatres are now being sold to 100% capacity under an exemption by the NSW Government. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room.

Please help us to maintain safety by wearing your mask at all times inside the venue, remaining in your allocated seat and facing the stage. Please be aware that guests seated in your row may need to walk past you to get to their seat.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

Transport options

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