Sneak preview of my piece in Oboro’s new program book

Took a while to coordinate edits with the co-presenters and all their various teammates but here it is! Description of my Gulliver’s Travels piece, to be printed in the next program book for the gallery.

Les voyages de Gulliver
Helen Yung

le vendredi 13 mai à 20 h

en collaboration avec le Festival Accès Asie
directrice artistique du Festival : Janet Lumb

Gulliver’s Travels is a theatre of no actors by author-scenographer Helen Yung. A networked installation, Helen’s Gulliver’s Travels uses puppetry and digital text-to-speech technology to animate the story without the assistance of an actor. Like an old-time storyteller, Helen will create the narrative on-site, while relying on rehearsed or recycled elements to maintain flow. To give the outputted speech some colour and character, the sound is processed live using digital effects.

A multidisciplinary artist, Helen’s past works include String Theory, an analog interactive social storytelling installation created for the 2009 iNiT festival, and Atypical Audio Guide, a send up of the conventional museum audio guide developed through Knock on Woods: An International Roving Residency presented by Yvette Poorter and Mercer Union Gallery. Helen has received several grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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