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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


In a future where self-control is the single most important quality in human development, “Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature” imagines a society in which couples can purchase a robotic replica of their own would-be child. When potential parents Dan and Peg put everything they have into their own Trial Child, Torrent, it’s impossible to discern whether or not their decision has made life easier, or something else entirely.



MOVIE



LIVE PERFORMANCE



 

INSTALLATION




PAST PRODUCTIONS


This work has been screened, installed and/or performed live:

THE HAND.SPACE
Brooklyn, NY

MOCA Tucson
Tucson, AZ

Open Eye Figure Theatre 
Minneapolis, MN

NowSpace
Los Angeles, CA

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