Thu 03 Dec | 7.30pm | FREE
“I am a predator. I am a reaper. I am an avenger. I will end your world with the push of a button.”
Caught somewhere between a TED talk and a coming-of-age action thriller, this one man theatre event explores the rarely discussed world of drone warfare, and why the Iron Man films might just be the perfect metaphor.
Owl is military aged, but he’s also a geek. He’s not a soldier, but he does play a lot of video games, and that’s got him thinking. As he looks back over his childhood, examining the links between masculinity, technology and warfare, he finds himself asking the question: would he use a drone?
In 2013, Iron Man 3 became the fifth highest grossing movie of all time, most popular with 18-33 year olds. This is the same demographic the UK government defines as military aged: the pilots and targets in drone warfare.
Between playing with action figures and wirelessly commanding the show via his PlayStation controller, Owl condenses a lifetime of technology into an hour of engaging performance that combines the fictional and factual, and takes a close look at remote killing.