Connected, From Gaslight to Satellite was a art work conceived in the form of a musical. In developing my idea I worked with Liverpool based songwriter Jonathan Raisin and video artist Bob Wass, the FACT production team and older residents of a housing scheme in Liverpool. The idea was to explore what technology means to them and how it has affected their lives.
There were people who remembered not having electricity and their parents aversion to television...putting their own struggle with mobile phones and computers and keeping up with their grandchildren into perspective.There were people who spoke about the changes in their working environment and the kudos of being able to type or use a telephone.
The project culminated in a musical performance at FACT with original songs and residents singing their hearts out to a packed theatre