From US congressional hearings to newspaper headlines to every Facebook user that you know (aka, everyone), two words have been popping up rather often of late: privacy settings. For Polytoxic, however, they're not just the options that control who sees what on your social media feeds. Instead, they're the title of the contemporary theatre company's latest performance, which really couldn't be more timely.
First premiering as part of The Festival and now coming to Brisbane from April 26 to 29, Privacy Settings delves into the subject of screen-based surveillance through dance and theatre. Collaborating with acclaimed design duo Craig & Karl plus animator Pete Foley, the piece also incorporates costume design and pop-graphic visuals as it examines just what makes living our lives through screens so damn alluring, even when we know we're being tracked, watched and snooped upon.
The end result is a site-specific effort that'll fill Flowstate will colour, movement and pop-graphic visuals — and, as part of the South Bank's space first year, it's free. Sessions run at 7.30pm from Thursday to Saturday, plus 6.30pm on Sunday, with registering in advance essential.