CHIMERA: A PUBLIC READING FEAT. MAIZA HIXSON
CHIMERA is a science fiction play set in 2050 that centers around a love triangle and an artificially intelligent firefighting cyborg named AICH#805. Entertaining the fate of human existence in an era of climate change, the play discusses technological innovations that move us closer to “the singularity”—the moment when super-intelligent machines evolve without human assistance—as we simultaneously grapple with the more immediate threat of environmental collapse. Our main characters must reconcile the past and save humanity before being expelled from planet Earth.
Artist Maiza Hixson studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited and performed widely at such venues as: the Brooklyn Museum of Art; Baltimore Contemporary (Koban); Soap Factory, Minneapolis; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford; University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and beyond.
Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and UCSB’s Art Department