Phaedra's Love


Performance | Collaboration with Yang's Ensemble, interaction design- Weng Weihsiang
1 h 40 mins
2015



Phaedra’s Love by iconic English playwright Sarah Kane tells of moral taboos on love and desire involving members of the royal family. Multiple cameras are used by Weng Weihsian during this collaborative performance with Yang's Ensemble, including the use of a drone that moved and monitored everything that takes place on location during the performance. Images captured from the surveillance are then played at real-time on multiple screens. The play’s depictions of entangled desires, moral issues, sex and power struggles, and the suppressed and high-pressure mental conditions inside the royal family that are exposed for the public to see are presented through the use of images, modern technology, and symbolic metaphors.