Presented by Proto-type Theater
Saturday 27 May, 7.30pm + Q&A
Part of Trestle Arts Base 15th Anniversary Festival
All tickets £5 (additional donations welcome)
“I want you to know what’s happening…”
From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people – reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you – think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil.
A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via the moon, 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN) through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and to the terror of a future that might already be upon us.
Proto-type have combined original text and classified intelligence documents with film from digital artist Adam York Gregory, and music and sound design by Paul J. Rogers, to vent their frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance.
A Machine they’re Secretly Building is about how we got to the point where our governments are spying on us and how that’s changing who we are.
“Intelligent agitprop… a eulogy from the end of history” – Audience response
“Think Adam Curtis meets Chris Thorpe meets Proto-type!” – Audience response
“Simple but striking… unflinching and important.” ― Megan Vaughan
“a compact, harsh assault on our conscience, wrapped in an accessible, attention grabbing package” – Salter Ego
Suitable for 14+ | Runtime 60mins (no interval)