Man Strikes Back
Virtuoso juggling performance in search of the symbiosis between man and robot.
• We'll make sure you get a safe experience, with a safe distance between bubbles, hand sanitizers throughout the building, and the air in the venues is permanently ventilated.
• Wearing a face mask is mandatory throughout the building, also during the artist talks and expo visits. You can, of course, take it off when you're having a drink before or after.
• Exceptionally, there will be NO FOOD BAR in STUKcafé this Wednesday, due to the Artist Talks by Mircea Cantor and Siemen Van Gaubergen as part of their fall exhibition opening night. Between 18:45 and 20:00, STUKcafé is only accessible for people who made a reservation for the artist talks.
Five triangles, one juggler. Bouncing balls romping, long lanes between them. The dancing balls create a choreography of lines; their bouncing creates the rhythm. On the sidelines, the musician engages in a dialogue using his drums. Together they form one immense musical composition: the juggler, the musician and the bouncing balls. The perfection of the performance depends as much on the juggler’s precision and strength as it does on the drummer’s reaction speed.
But what if the triangles start to move and determine their own place on the stage? Juggling patterns and musical harmonies change. This is how a new power balance develops between the triangular robots, the juggler and the musician. Who controls who? Who needs who? The more individual the robots’ behaviour, the more the juggler resembles the machine.
Post uit Hessdalen depicts our handling of and ignorance about robots and artificial intelligence in an exciting, futuristic and musical performance.