The MIDAS Project

A synesthetic exploration of traditional artistic performance and digital art, the MIDAS project is an interactive, digitally mapped space created to extend the range of traditional performance.

Working in tandem with dancer Tom O'Donnell, the first MIDAS project is an improvised dance performance in five movements, each representing a stage of man’s ever-changing relationship with technology.

If Shakespeare Wrote a Porn...

“I saw the morning dew betwixt thine thighs
As I removed my source of Grecian power
As if King Midas dared to touch the skies
Upon thy body fell a golden shower

Thy body’s temples, two church bells had rung
Upon thy chest, a row of pearls bestowed
The sun had set, thy set with wary hung
I thought, "How black a night and blue a lode”

I said, “What light through yonder beaver breaks?
It is the yeast”

And now my belly’s yellow
My pole gives cause to storms and earthy quakes
But ‘tis not massive, I am no Othello

And when that final moment came to pass
Like Christ I came-a riding on an ass"

-Bo Burnham