performative workshop with ArtesMobiles


“System Failed:exchange” is a performative workshop in which the performance group ArtesMobiles tests the use of a self-developed AI system together with the participants. Examining the power structures within the digitalised world, join to embark on a research journey that is a simulation game, a test-run and an analysis of our own beviors all at the same time. Devoting ourselves to the question of how deeply artificial intelligence intervenes in our lives, we will examine and question the effects of algorithmically controlled systems of power in a playful way. With the help of a personalised tracking system, participants will experience in real time how an artificial intelligence predicts and evaluates their movements in space. Seemingly arbitrary machine decisions the group will be linked to a strict system of rules that will emerge through the improvised play of participants and performers. A temporary micro-society will be formed with and through the AI. But how can we shape this new kind of society?

The result of each exchange will influence further developments of the performance SystemFailed:experience, which will premiere in March 2022 at Schaubühne Lindenfels_ Leipzig.

28.10. 10:00 – 12:00
29.10. 17:00 – 19:00
30.10. 14:00 – 16:00 and 19:00 – 21:00

Meeting point: stop Industriegelände (tram 7 + 13)

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Duration: 2 h


Please note:

Strobe light effects, increased volume and total darkness will be used during the event. This may cause health problems for sensitive persons.

Concept: ArtesMobiles | Performance: Kathryn Fischer, Milena Gürtler, Juliane Torhorst | Direction: Nina Maria Stemberger | Audiovisual direction: Birk Schmithüsen | Sound design: Elisa Battisutta | Lighting design: Hans Leser | Visuals: Caren Müller | Programming TouchDesigner: Lennart Beese | Programming Machine Learning (AI): Marcus Ding | Technical Director: Hendrik Fritze | Lighting Operator: Fabian Arat | Tracking: Fabian Luepke | Technical Assistant: Sophie Krause | Assistant Director: Elisabeth Eichler | Production: Elisa Schulze | Video Documentation: Alexander Hector | Photo Documentation: Caroline Wimmer | Graphics: Sophie Bochert | Intern: Isabella Jahns

Supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education