I, Human: Becoming Visible
PRESENTED BY MOONGATE PRODUCTIONS IN COLLABORATION WITH CITY UNIVERSITY AND KING’S COLLEGE
Conceived and designed in collaboration with City University and King’s College working with students, community members, performers and artists of Asian heritages, after an open call to participate in workshops constructed around the central premise (loosely based on Isaac Asimov’s science fiction classic, I, Robot) asking what it means to be human and recognised as such when the media and governments, both here and in Asia, gladly render us devoid of individual feeling, nuance and political agency – where we are too often the passive victims of casual and even violent racism, reduced to being passive ciphers in all too many screen and stage dramas, indeed as tech worker drones.
Workshop participants formed themselves into groups to create artistic responses to create their own narrative. This is the culmination of that process where the exciting work created will be shared – a first for many of the participants in what promises to be a vibrant and passionate evening where new voices are empowered and heard and members of a racial demographic so often ignored demand that their humanity is seen and felt.
All films, presentations and reflections on the I, Human: Becoming Visible may be viewed here.