Genevieve Quick’s Hello World focuses on CETI (Celadonian ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence), a research consortium that facilitates communication between Planet Celadon and Earth. As the narrative unfolds through live performance and a video game, the performers encounter a black hole, the multiverse, and communication outages that the scientists attempt to remedy.
Hello World blurs the boundaries between live performance and gaming, extending Quick’s exploration of global identity and politics in media-based practices. With a cast of all self-identified Asian Americans, the video game offers a two-way channel between earth and the multiverse, a bridge across time, and a metaphor for the Asian diaspora.
The event will also feature the live performance of a new musical score by Adria Otte and Gabby Wen. Hello World is commissioned by McEvoy Arts.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Genevieve Quick is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist and critic whose work explores global identity and politics in speculative narratives, technology, and media-based practices. She has exhibited at institutions including the Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Asian Cultural Center, Gwangju, South Korea; and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Quick has been awarded visual arts residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Recology, and the de Young Museum, among others. She has contributed essays and reviews to publications including 48 Hills, Artforum, cmagazine, and Art Practical.