Tell us about Charlie Caper – Robotricks.
I believe Robotricks is the world’s only robot magic show. Mainly because you have to be crazy to attempt something like this. Love, sweat, and solder.
It is a high-tech, visual feast taking on subjects of artificial intelligence, automation and the future of humanity.
During creation I was heavily inspired by sci-fi works like Rick & Morty, Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey as well as hanging out with AI researchers and futurologists. This is what I do with lots of my time, I even use a microchip implanted in my body to unlock my doors at home making me technically a cyborg.
I designed, built and programmed a large cast of robots for the show, truly advanced technology indistinguishable from magic.
Robotricks is also a rare example of a narrative-driven magic show telling a compelling, theatrical story. It has something for anyone interested in technology, society or future
Describe your show in three words.
Magical. Thought-provoking. Robots.
Why should someone come to see your show?
Robotricks contains really, really good magic. It is my great passion to create new and strong magic and here I have succeeded. It also deals with subject matter relevant to all of us and features lots of charming robots.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
If you could see only one show at the Halifax Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
I would like to see Crypthand, a Workshop as it seems really interesting and I am fascinated by cryptography.
#FringeDuJour is a peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Halifax Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.
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The 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival runs August 29 – September 8 at various venues around Halifax. Visit halifaxfringe.ca for tickets and information.