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“SystemFailed” is a performative experiment in the critical examination of digitisation, where the roles of spectators and performers have been exchanged. The spectators move around inside the space on stage and become the actors in the play. In doing so, they are guided by the three performers Mad Kate, Milena Gürtler and Juliane Torhorst, and watched over by a self-developed AI system that tracks movements and predicts individual behaviour, evaluates it automatically and interacts both visibly and invisibly with those taking part in the play through light and projections. They have the task not only of participating but also of interacting within the space, either alone or in temporary communities that can be formed spontaneously or be planned.

“SystemFailed” asks how deeply Artificial Intelligence intervenes in our lives – including by altering systems of control – and whether individual people or groups are capable of influencing the system or withdrawing from it.

In the post-show discussion, there will be an opportunity to exchange experiences of the performance and, on a social level, to discuss the “smart” future with the makers of the work.

Age: 12+
Language: German
Duration: 60min plus 30min follow-up discussion

Concept: ArtesMobiles
Performance: Mad Kate, Milena Gürtler, Juliane Torhorst
Director: Nina Maria Stemberger
Audiovisual Director: Birk Schmithüsen
Sound Design: Elisa Battisutta
Light Design: Hans Leser
Dramaturgical Advice: Lea-Maria Kneisel
Visuals: Wieland Hilker, Caren Müller
Programming TouchDesigner: Lennart Beese
Programming Artifical Intelligence: Marcus Ding
Costumes: Juan Chamié, Mad Kate
Technical Director: Hendrik Fritze
Light Operator: Fabian Arat, Luise Graeff
Tracking: Fabian Luepke
Presenter: Flugwerk
Technical Assistant: Sophie Krause
Assistant Director/Stage Managment: Elisabeth Eichler, Jasmin Lein
Accounting: Irina Hofmann
Film documentation: Alexander Hector
Photo documentation: Caroline Wimmer
Graphic Design: Max Adam
Web Design: Benji Lee Martin
Intern: Isabella Jahns

Eine Koproduktion mit ZKM Karlsruhe, Festspielhaus HELLERAU, der Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig und der Ars Electronica.
Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, dem ChaosComputerClub und der Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.
Das Nachgespräch wurde im Rahmen eines Workshops entwickelt und von der bpb gefördert.


07.10.2022 18.00 Uhr

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