Wenqi Li

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Similacrum

RESIDENCY
3-Legged Dog Media & Theater
March 28 - June 8, 2018


NEW YORK PREMIERE
Off-Off-Broadway
June 8 - June 10, 2018


TOOLS: Isadora, Projector, p5.js, three.js, Processing
ROLE: New Media Art Director, Creative Technologist
PRESENT: PATH New Music Theater

Path New Music Theater’s first production Simulacrum is an immersive mixed media opera combining contemporary music with motion capture, live performance, wearable techniques, scenic design and contemporary dance. The main character is struggling with the loss of her leg and the acceptance of a new prosthesis. It explores the fragile line between the organic and mechanic.

Trailer, Directed by Hanjie Bao, 2017







“The abstraction of one man’s production from another’s makes work more and more mechanical, until finally man is able to step aside and install machines in his place.”— Hegel







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Team

Present: Path New Music Theater
Date: June, 2018
Art Director: Longfei Li
Director: Arthur Makaryan
New Media Art Director & Visual Artist: Wenqi Li
Guest Composer: Reiko Füting
Composer: Longfei Li, Meng Wang, Yangzhi Ma, Peter Kramer, James Diaz
Librettist: Marianna Staroselsky
Choreographer & Dancer: Evita Zacharioglou, Dante J. Norris
Sound Engineer: Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie