(FEAR of MISSING OUT MOTHERF***ERS!)
Enter here and now. How did we get here? How do we get down from here?
Imagine a murder mystery seen through a kaleidoscope. A journey through retro technologies into the digital age. Clues are dropped via captured images, cult film references to Antonioni and Lynch. Identities blur, privacy is invaded, a Tarantino-inspired female killer vanquishes demons to return us to the here and now.
FoMO, mofos! reflects on the consequences of continuous self-exposure on the psyche. With social media hyper-connectivity comes hyper-vigilance: we watch each other, whilst being watched. Does excessive screen use breed rampant desire?
A kaleidoscopic meditation on the digital age state of being: modern myth, cautionary tale, and cinematic visual feast.
Photo: Mark Loudon Graphic Design: Doug Kerr
Created and performed by: Mary Pearson
Inspired by research collaborations with:
Stéphanie Auberville (Brussels/FR), Lea Kieffer (Berlin/FR), Deborah Black (NYC), Hannah Buckley (Leeds), Anthony Cairns (Liverpool)
costume design: Alena Kudera
dramaturgy: Mary Ann Hushlak
outside eyes: Anthony Cairns, Jules Beckman, Abby Crain
original lighting design and technical management: Phil Saunders
audio re-mastering: Barry Han
producer: Leo Burtin, The Making Room
Made possible by a Time & Space residency at Metal Culture, further support thanks to residencies at Unity Theatre and Au Brana Cultural Centre (France).
Funded by Arts Council England
Tour dates 2017-2018
November 21st, 2018 Performing Arts Department, University of Chester
October 25th, 2018 Sudley Theatre at LJMU IM Marsh Campus, Liverpool
October 23rd, 2018 The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
October 10th, 2018 The Capstone Theatre at Liverpool Hope University
September 28th, 2018 Vital Signs festival, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford
March 8th, 2017 LEAP Festival, MAKE Liverpool
March 14th, 2017 Edge Hill University Arts Centre, Ormskirk
May 5th, 2017 Chisenhale Dance Space, London
June 16th, 2017 Studio 408, Portland, Maine USA
July 7th & 8th, 2017 Dance Double Bill at Finnish Kaleva Hall, Berkeley, CA, USA
October 6th, 2017 Waterside Art Centre
October 11th, 2017 The House, Plymouth University
works in progress 2016
Physical Fest and The Unity Theatre, Liverpool
DanceKiosk 48-hours’ Nomads festival, Hamburg
Photos by Noel Jones