Metamorphosis“We can never be gods, after all–but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Metamorphosis explores the relationship between the created and creators. It begins with a look at the creation story and moves via personal tragedy  to various historical attempts to create life. Humanity worries that the rise of robots will result in extinction, but how about robots? What do they worry about?

A shortened version of Metamorphosis was performed as the supporting act for Rhian Edwards at the Art House, Southampton in December 2014.

The first full length show took place as part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe on Friday 23rd of October 2015.

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Comments from the audience

“a clever blend of TED talk on the development of artificial intelligence weaved in with a tale of family and creation myths. The poems were thought provoking, and humorous; one was delivered by a real-life robot!
…when you get the chance, go and experience a top quality poet doing something cool.”

“Saw Ben Johnson‘s beautiful show (it was like a slow motion bramble reaching out but unfurling like a fractal fern”