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A play about time travel and déjà vu seen through the unreliable lens of digital video.

The blurs, judders and pixellations of digital video fascinated us. These artefacts provided a rich metaphor for the ways in which technology (and art) struggles to capture reality.

10 Backwards draws on a long tradition of scifi to tell the story of Niki as she learns to travel in time and then arrives back in the present with a deteriorating illness of deja vu and spatial displacement. The show mixed live and recorded video – much of it shot in a startling fog in Karlsruhe – projected around a revolving stage.

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