The Myth of the Many in the One was produced in summer 2012 on location in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California. This scripted work draws on the genre of the business biography. Identifying a selection of these texts, this work attempts to decode the myths surrounding visionary, entrepreneurial leaders of the tech industry – Bob Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others – and does so through returning to stories told of their formative boyhood years. The disclaimer that introduces the work reads as follows:
This work is a redaction of selected biographical works.
The actor in this work does not portray any one character
He is an avatar, a virtual incarnation of a paradigm.
Working on location with a child actor and a voice-over artist, a pre-Silicon Valley orchard provides a significant mental and emotional backdrop to this narrative.
The Myth of the Many in the One was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland with support from the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco. A book about the project is available, commissioned by the Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria as part of the exhibition Liquid Assets curated by Luigi Fassi & Katerina Gregos, ISBN 978 0 9554976 7 4.
Sourced from the artists on Dec 16th 2016