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Big Brothers and Sisters ed. 2. Three performances on a concept by Victor X

MIRROR, MIRROR SEES THEM ALL installation-performance by Nadja Pärssinen (dance and choreography), Roberto Fusco (sound, live visuals and interaction) and Virpi Velin (photography and choreography).

The project regards the process of being a user of and participant in social media and the ways it reflects selves and transforms identity structures. This installation performance addresses an emergent codependence between people and AI based technology: the experience of the other mediated by intelligent layers, encounters and relationship suggested by trained coaches, all in all a real transformation of the space of social interaction and the mechanics underlying it.

RED ROOM by Jaap Klevering, sound and performance artist.

Soundscapes, spoken word, vocal manipulation, shamanistic tekno, Google’s Voicepad – speech to text projected on screen, other visual material video-projected on screen.

Who is AI? What is its true identity? Does it even have an identity?

IMAGINARIUM OF THE RATIONAL THINKER, interactive installation by Uzair Amjad, media artist.

The project is concerned with reimagining human future in the age of the algorithm. Algorithmic technologies are omnipresent and omniscient much like any ancient gods. They are invisible but their political and social effects are palpable. This technology is fast absorbing humans into its ‘technical system’ and separating us from cosmic realities. In order to bridge this separation it is urgent to understand this technical system through bringing together scientific and artistic approaches. 

By combining elements from algorithmic prediction, speculative fiction, image-making and performance the project manifests as a gameplay and a series of paintings. The work through facilitating play invites the audience to engage with discussions about the ecological, social and political effects of algorithm based technologies. The work encourages a deeper investigation into our techno society to envision new modes of adaptation and a new ‘political imaginary’.

With the kind support of Kone Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, the City of Helsinki, and the Ministry of Education and Culture.