Psychopomp

Psychopomp

1 no. saves icon · New WritingFringe Theatre, Contemporary

A sci-fi feminist epic inspired by Vaporwave and gaming culture.

Overview

Let us take you through an oddly melancholic dream as we as we journey into the depths of hell and escape to a distant world.

Combining found text, art animation, dance and an original soundtrack, PSYCHOPOMP is the typical heroic sci-fi quest, cut up and redistributed with a female protagonist. Constructed in sharp, abstract, cinematic chapters and entirely soundtracked with original Vaporware music, we follow a woman who journeys through a neon haze of nostalgia to the depths of hell in the technological age.

“I’ll leave a light on for you, pure as sunlight”

Vaporwave emerged in early 2010 as an art movement and a micro-genre of electronic music. It incorporates early internet imagery, late 1990s web design, glitch art and cyberpunk tropes. Sometimes defined as ‘a half-remembered dream of an unfamiliar world’, Vaporware tells a narrative through music, pushing the listener to feel inexplicable things.

Gaming culture and Vaporwave are predominantly male-orientated. PSYCHOPOMP is a badass, female-driven addition to the culture. The performance samples and re-appropriates found text from sources including video game and science fiction film scripts, online gaming conversations and interviews with female gamers / women from the tech and programming industry.

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 24 Jan, 9pm

Venue

58-60 Hampstead Road NW1 2PY London, UK · Get Directions

Presented by

‐ ‐
No user reviews
Be the first to review it
Loading user reviews…

Be the first to review this show.

Open in app