Technophile is a new performance by Aby Watson and Katy Dye with video design by Tim Reid. This new piece of contemporary performance is about the intimacy we hold with our personal machines: and the fact that we don’t know who knows what. We want to find out what happens to what we put out there in an age of digital surveillance. With our intimate, private and personal details becoming personal data, who are we really getting intimate with behind our screens? We are interested in finding out what happens when our personalities become commodities to be bought and sold, and when a human being becomes data.
We have begun the development of this piece as part of National Theatre of Scotland's 'Starter for Ten' residency commissions, which took place in February 2017, and we are looking to develop this piece further.
To read more about this process read our blog for NTS that reflects upon our residency here.
A short exploration has been performed as part of the Tron Theatre's 'Outside Eyes' and at Summerhall in Edinburgh as part of Anatomy Arts 2016.
photographs at NTS by Beth Chalmers, Tron theatre - Mihaela Bodlovic