At the earliest stage of its creation, Solo Date asks: how do you live without someone you love? This solo performance is set in the near future and explores the interaction between human beings and artificial intelligence. Unlike most cross-sector collaboration, where technology is merely applied for aesthetic purposes, Solo Date makes technology an active character and an integral component of this work.
Throughout history, people have turned to science when religion fails to offer answers, and vice-versa. Solo Date raises philosophical questions about human emotion, existence and solitude. As we move towards the era of AI, Solo Date raises important issues that redefine the relationship between human and machine. Like a guinea pig under observation, the performer is enclosed in a modern, transparent, LED-lit cube centered on a proscenium stage, which is enveloped in black scrims. The audience will be taken on a journey in search of a past romance through ancient eastern ritual and artificial intelligence.
Director / text / performer: Pao-Chang Tsai; Music/sound director: Blaire Ko; Visual designer: Ethan Wang; Set designer: Yu-Han Huang; Light designer: Li-Ting Wei; Master electrician: Yi-Chin Chang; Costume designer: Yi-Zong Zhang; Stage manager: Chia-Nung Li; Producer: Po-Shen Lu; Production manager: Shu-Wen Yang; Executive producer: Chia-Chien Lin; Crew: Chih-I Chang, Tsung-Chi Chiang, Tzu-Hsien Wu
Solo Date is supported by Ministry of Culture Taiwan, Quanta Arts Foundation and QA Ring.