music and theatre

at Schuur

Inspired by classical fairytales and mythology, the story of the main character in Obsidian // Silk is entered around The Wired Boy, who is faced by challenges he must overcome, both internally and in relation to the external world. The audience is taken into to the realm of a human being who struggles with the oppression of his sexual orientation by both society and himself, leading to his eventual transformation into a robot void of emotion. Throughout the story, many different identities, archetypes and personas are adopted – each serving as an explorative vehicle that expresses an aspect of the protagonist’s – and the artist’s – identity. Feminine versus masculine energy is a main theme, as is nature versus technology.