A chrysalis theatre / VIVO Media Arts co-production with VIDF, 2008
Created by performer Tanya Marquardt and sound artist Emma Hendrix, Genie is sourced in the true-life story of a feral child who was discovered after being locked in solitary confinement for over 10 years. Case studies and research of feral children were used as a starting point to examining human isolation – and specifically the feeling of being confined in urban daily life. As we walk from our apartments to our offices, down concrete sidewalks and timed cross walks, can we find space, freedom and human intimacy within the urban sprawl?
Genie fuses performance, installation and experimental audio in the hopes of creating a wake up call for our audience.