Aphids Events Inc

Computer Boy

Computer Boy
Performance Space, in association with Blood Policy and Aphids, presents


Computer Boy is a puppet with a 12-inch LCD screen for a face. Sometimes he is alive, other times he’s kind of the zombie we’d expect from fat, DVD-fed children. Using contemporary performance, puppetry and machinima animation, Computer Boy is created within the 3D virtual environment of sandbox-style games like Grand Theft Auto, and evokes our culture’s anxiety about a younger generation’s increasing immersion in – and dependence on – virtual worlds. With an original score made with video game consoles by renowned electronic composer DJ Tr!p, Computer Boy is a sensationalised popular media story about the cult of youth degeneracy.

Event Details

Performance Space
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson st, Eveleigh
Date & Time: Preview Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th May – Saturday 26th May, 8pm and Saturday 26th May, 2pm

Created with the assistance of the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Federation Square, Hothouse Theatre, Insite Arts, Playwriting Australia through the National Script Workshop and developed in the CultureLAB at Arts House.

Image credit: Bryony Jackson, WhoaaMariaa7