( As Ann M. Hue begins to reminisce about the play: The Smartphone Was Invented Before the Candle… )
14 January 2020 to 18 January 2020 | 10am 6pm
Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, 1 Hester Road, SW11 4AN
The School of Arts & Humanities welcomes you to a new exhibition at the RCA's Dyson Gallery.
( As Ann M. Hue begins to reminisce about the play: The Smartphone Was Invented Before the Candle… ) is a recreation of the play The Smartphone Was invented Before the Candle. Written by an unknown playwright, the play takes place in an unknown time in an unknown location. With an accumulation of director’s notes, posters, costumes, backstage objects, newspapers and much more, the play slowly deconstructs and reforms itself.
Costume designers, stage designers, lighting technicians, theatre critics and nine talented members of the production team will spend four days recreating the possible elements within and around the play, until 17 January. On that day, a sound piece will commence in which Ann M. Hue, with her collaborators Hubin Huang & Junjie Huang, will present the audio version of her novel Page Forty.
Featuring works by Luca Bosani, Alice Bucknell, Kaushikee Gupta, Andrew Hart, Serena Huang, Ty Locke, Sunyoung Oh, Cred Roy, Victor Seaward, Shinuk Suh, Diego Valente and Yuxi Xiao.
Narration by Lucy Bird, lighting by Serena Huang and live sound by Andrew Hart.
Private view: 17 January, 6–9pm