Performance Space in association with Blood Policy and Aphids


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.

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. 

Performance Space Carriageworks, Sydney
23 – 26 May

Images Heidrun Lohr, Bryony Jackson, WhoaaMariaa7

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.