Arts@Tech 2018-19 Professional Artist Series

Performances in the 2018-19 Arts@Tech Professional Artist Series featured the work of outstanding artists working in a range of expressions with fascinating technological components.

Manual Cinema: The End of TV 
January 12, 2019 
A live cinema experience! Set in the 1990s, The End of TV explores the quest to find meaning amidst a constant barrage of commercial images. Cinematic shadow puppetry and live video, with music performed live by a five-piece band. Perfect for audiences who enjoyed the creativity ofNufonia Must Fall last season.  More information about Manual Cinema.

Komansé Dance Theater: Skid
January 25 - 26, 2019
A celebration of the vulnerability and strength of humanity, Komansé Dance Theater takes a provocative look at homelessness and gentrification. Featuring 3D printed costuming and an innovative set design, this production brings together dance and technological innovation to embody the human connection between art and social justice. More Information about Komansé.

Fifth House Ensemble: Journey Live
February 9, 2019
Audience members play the video game Journey live on stage as Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble presents an original, interactive live performance of composer Austin Wintory's Grammy-nominated score. The calming and emotional video game, described by critics as “the most beautiful game of its time,” comes to life in an immersive, interactive environment. More information about Fifth House.

Mark Nizer 4D Comedy Juggler
February 16, 2019
See world champion juggler, award-winning comedian, and inventor Mark Nizer and his live 3D show, juggling laser beams, glowing red balls, and just about any new invention he can imagine. Nizer is constantly incorporating new technology into his hilarious performances. More information about Mark Nizer.

Maya Kodes: The Virtual Singer
March 29, 2019 
Maya Kodes is a singer who released a dance pop song on iTunes, recorded an EP, performed over 30 concerts and amassed over 5,500 Facebook followers … all as a hologram! The world’s first interactive real-time virtual pop star, Kodes is the creation of Neweb Labs in Montreal. Local dancers will join Maya onstage for this performance. More information about Maya Kodes.