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In a futuristic landscape of isolated rooms and transfer pods, two humans meet to undergo a replacement procedure that has become necessary for progress. 

Their room, like the others, is stripped of detail and comforts, void of distraction. Within this defined space, the two of them are tested and compared as their histories are harvested. Walls whisper in codes and patterns, revealing only the most necessary information. Talking to them, urging them on and leading them through a series of tests, the room carefully manipulates their encounter to reveal the procedure they must undergo. 


System is performed by two of New Zealand’s leading dancers, Ross McCormack and Luke Hanna. The third character in the work is the room itself, which is given life and power through a rich collaboration of precision-led choreography, intelligent lighting, and a highly detailed sonic and audio-visual landscape (Jason Wright, Natasha James).

Images: Phillip Merry

Direction and Set Design: Ross McCormack   

Performance: Ross McCormack, Luke Hanna

Sound/ AV Design: Jason Wright

Light Design: Natasha James   

Dramaturgy: Melanie Hamilton

Devisor: Jeremy Beck

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