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DESCRIPTION


“Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature” is a 32 minute HD video, 45 minute live performance and immersive video installation.



SYNOPSIS


Potential parents Dan and Peg live in a world that rewards high self-control above all else. When a new product called, Trial Child, a robotic replica of a couples' would-be child, becomes available, they jump at the opportunity to prepare themselves for parenthood. But when Dan and Peg's Trial Child, Torrent, is less than what they'd hoped for, the ground beneath their feet begins to tremble with the awkward sensation that maybe everything they've come to believe is a bunch of crap.



FULL MOVIE








LIVE PERFORMANCE



 


INSTALLATION





PAST PRODUCTIONS


This work has been screened, installed or performed live at:

Front Space
Kansas City, MO

THE HAND.SPACE
Brooklyn, NY

NAVEL
Los Angeles, CA

MOCA Tucson
Tucson, AZ

Open Eye Figure Theatre 
Minneapolis, MN

NowSpace
Los Angeles, CA

Screen Share Video Gallery
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

SBCAST
Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Art, Design and Architecture Museum
Santa Barbara, CA




CREDITS


Written, Directed & Performed by
Scotty Wagner

Set Design & Art Direction by
Bailey Hikawa

Director of Photography
Alan Bucaria

Original Music by
Ben Christensen

Costumes by
Ainsley Buhl

Produced by
Emotional.Store


VIDEO CREDITS



2nd Camera
Starr Sanford

Boom
Mateo Escalante

Production Assistant
Vanessa Ayala

Featuring
Alyssa Rogers, Dominic Riolo, Nadia Talley & Brenda Morales