Automaton Alive: A Sci-fi Saga Performance

On October 26th at Wonderville in New York City, Lane Shi Otay:onii (Alum NYC ’19) performed the third epilogue of their eight-year project, {A Returning of a One That Must be Loved} (2015-2022).

Full event info here.

About {Automaton Alive}
{Automaton Alive} is a performance that deciphers the saga of the last child on earth “CC” who believes that the tear, the uncontrollable outcome of true emotions, is the ingredient to cook the soup of reincarnation. It consists of music(a theme song of the story), projection mapping, dance and character “CC”‘s movements and singing in automaton form.

The work is is the third epilogue of the 8 year project {A Returning of a One That Must be Loved} (2015-2022), in which 8 paintings, in details decipher the story of the last day of the world, would be “hidden” in selected 8 countries. The meaning of tears in homes symbolized emotions in honesty from the character “CC”, and the tears in the saga is the last ingredient for the world to return after the end. During the traveling, samples and sounds would be field recorded and collected to produce the music piece that would be the theme song of these 8 paintings. At the end of 2022, clues of destinations would announce those who are going to find the paintings, and the meeting would be held with all the travelers who bring back the painting, rewarded with a copy of the finished production of the theme song which won’t be released anywhere else.

Lane Shi Otay:onii is a Chinese born interactive multi-media performer and sound artist residing in Brooklyn, New York. Graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2016, she has been on 8 tours including a 14-city China tour, 7 U.S tours with experimental band Dent and Elizabeth Colour Wheel. She started her solo project under the artist name Otay:onii, devoting fully to mountain chest singing, philosophy, theatrical performing, and multi-media interactive art. It is her calling to hold passion, creativity and sensitivity close to her heart, and express them in ways that birth honest and impactful interactions.