Explore the potential of telepresence techniques in a real-time live performance


An original interactive online experience, Presence explores the performance potential of telepresence techniques through live performance, installation, game control programming and first-person game play.


Participating remotely through a specially developed online platform, the audience are “telepresent” in the performance through camera-equipped robotic cars – self-operated physical avatars – that enable them to see, hear and interact in real time with real performers in a real space.


About the Future of Performance series
In 2020, Freespace commissioned three teams of young local artists to explore the future of contemporary theatre and performance through innovative new creations. These collaborations evolved into three new works: A Thousand Plateaus (2021), Bright Day (2022) and Presence (2023).


Creative Team:
Programming: Ivor Houlker
Mechatronics: Kenny Wong Chi-chuen
Producer: Michelle Li


Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China 25th Anniversary



Creative Tomorrow


The Programme is part of “Creative Tomorrow” exclusively sponsored by
The Hong Kong Jockey Club.


Exclusive Sponsor:

The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Presented by Freespace