Based on the original comic book by Connor Willumsen, Anti-gone is a multi-media performance by Theo Triantafyllidis that premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This bold and visually outstanding piece employs motion capture technology and open-world-video-game mechanics to shape digital worlds in real-time. The story unfolds around Spyda and Lynxa, a couple navigating an apocalyptic, post-climate change world where environmental disaster and social unrest are constant. This exceptional concept creates a new form of hybrid theatre-making in the age of immersive storytelling. Originally performed on-site/in the same room with actors, artistic team and audience members, we will present a remote performance in two different versions. There will be a live-stream broadcast of the virtual performance, which will take place remotely and simultaneously from Los Angeles and Athens. There will also be a virtual live performance of a scene from the piece inside our exhibition area The Expanse.
Director: Theo Triantafyllidis
Writer: Connor Willumsen
Production Manager: Polina Miliou
Key Collaborator: Matthew Doyle
Cast: Lindsey Normington, Zana Gankhuyag, Sam Congdon
Composer and Live Music Performance: Cameron Stallones
Game Engine Performer: Theo Triantafyllidis
Motion Capture and Movement Coach: Rachel Ho
Game Engine Team
Lead Artist: Theo Triantafylldis
Lead Programmer: Stalgia Grigg
Lead 3D Character Designer: Joseph Melhuish
3D Artists: Sara Drake, Ryan Decker, Siyao Zheng
Commissioned and Produced by Onassis Culture
Motion Capture technology provided by Noitom MoCap.
Special thanks to:
Sundance New Frontier
The Breeder Gallery
Meredith Rosen Gallery
Human Resources Los Angeles
UCLA Design Media Arts
Theo Triantafyllidis, born 1988 in Athens, Greece, is an artist who builds virtual spaces and interfaces for the human body to inhabit. He holds an MFA from UCLA, Design Media Arts and a Diploma of Architecture from NTUA. His work has shown in various museums, including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and NRW Forum in Dusseldorf. He was part of Hyper Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale and 2018 Athens Biennale. He is currently based in Los Angeles.