SITI revisits its first devised piece from 1993: a meditation on technology that's more resonant now.
For the past 30 years, SITI Company has created a new work almost every year. Now, to mark its final season producing and presenting new work, SITI revives its first-ever devised piece. Staged with minimalist potency and maximal physicality, The Medium asks: Who are we—and what are we becoming—in the flickering light of our own devices?
"It’s slightly puzzling that this smartly designed production, at BAM Fisher, feels labored...We are by now so long steeped in technology, and in talk of it, that the play may be most useful for thinking about how we arrived at this point...The same may apply to 'The Medium' as a means of understanding SITI Company...There is a stubborn sense of watching it from an archival distance, as if it were a live tableau in a museum and we were behind a velvet rope."