One Day, Maybe: Hull City of Culture work inspired by Gwangju

An intriguing project as part of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture. “Deep within a hidden office complex in Hull city centre, a mysterious new Korean technology company is about to change the way we view the world.”

One Day, Maybe

Created by dreamthinkspeak | Commissioned by Hull UK City of Culture 2017
Friday 1 September – Sunday 1 October 2017
PRESS PERFORMANCES: Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September at 6pm
KASANG Corporation, Hull City Centre
Price: £10 – £18.50 | Book tickets

One Day Maybe

ONE DAY, MAYBE is the latest show from site responsive theatre company dreamthinkspeak, commissioned by Hull UK City of Culture 2017. ONE DAY, MAYBE invites audiences to enter a kaleidoscopic dreamworld where live performance, installation and new technology combine to create a vivid vision of a world spinning thrillingly out of control.

ONE DAY MAYBE centres on the UK launch of a Korean global technology company on the 30th anniversary of the Korean Sixth Republic. The company pioneers and develops a range of new technologies for international governments and multinational commercial organisations, including gaming experiences and interior navigation apps.

For each performance, the company will throw open its doors to the general public. The audience is invited to access the public areas as well as the private offices and laboratories where they are allowed to test and participate in the technologies that are being developed.

ONE DAY, MAYBE is inspired by the May 1980 Democratic Uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, that paved the way for democratic rule and the birth of the Sixth Republic in 1987. It shines a light on the brutal interrogations that followed, but is set largely in the present day and looks at the modern world we all inhabit from the perspective of May 1980, imagining those who died as spirits who return to witness the results of their sacrifice.

What if they could step into the shoes of the young people alive today and see the same world that we see? What would they make of the world we live in? Would they see an exciting world of global economic expansion, rapid technological development and freedom of expression?

As the audience is drawn deeper into the labyrinthine technological world they have entered, they find themselves slipping between past, present and future, tumbling back to the aftermath of May 1980 before stumbling forward towards a bright but uncertain future.

Artistic Director Tristan Sharps will lead a company of over 30 Korean performers and 50 collaborators to create a multi-layered series of audience journeys, mixing live performance with film and installation, ranging from pioneering technology to ancient ritual.

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