Humans are becoming increasingly digital and the digital increasingly human. ALGORITHMIC BODIES invites us to engage with our relationship to technology.
In close collaboration with creative coder Gloria Schulz and using augmented reality technologies, this hybrid multimedia dance performance explores the extent to which we are already rooted in the technological spectrum and what traces our daily interaction with digital technologies and social networks leaves on us.
The bodies of two performers are scanned live and projected onto the stage set. These virtual representations are modified and distorted by augmented reality. A process that immerses us in a sensual world in which the boundaries between digital and analog realities blur, and man and machine intertwine and influence each other in an act-and-response game.
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Dance: Marcelo Doño | Creative Coding & Video Art: Gloria Schulz | Dance & Co-Choreography: Larissa Potapov | Sound Design: Maya Herrmann | Costume & Setdesign: Hanna Scherwinski & Elisa Bross | Dramaturgy: Isabelle Wapnitz | Creative Consulting: Patricia Carolin Mai | Creative Producing: Uta Engel | Social Media: Uta Engel & Lisa Kruse | Lightdesign & Tech: Sönke Herm | Fotography: Tanja Hall | Graphic: Irma Crusat | Video Documentation & Editing: Diana Sánchez
Vielen Dank an: Studio für unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten, Merle-Mischke-Klee Kollektiv, FUNDUS Theater, Dachverband freie darstellende Künste (DfdK), die WIESE e.G., Felina Levits.
Funded by: Behörde für Kultur & Medien Hamburg, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Mara & Holger Cassens Stiftung..
Movement research focused on the spectrum of queer bodies in dance. Seeking to deconstruct cannons ofgender and hegemonial manliness within movent structures. Bringing awareness to preset sociedical notions of being and seeking to tear it down.
This work was made possible by the program "Kultur Hält Zsammen"
by the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung & the Dorit and Alexander Otto Stiftung.
Premiere 18./19.09.2020 - LICHTHOF Theater
"Grind Me" is a multimedia immersive solo dance performance. The project is about the hyper-sexualized body in the digital world and how this affects and redefines the way it moves, presents and performs.
The performance explores a social phenomenon that mainly affects homosexual men, but also shows up in all other social groupings: "the naked selfie." The sharing of self-created pornographic material in dating apps has become mainstream. A development that brings change and a new form of intimacy.
Viewers are invited to look at the dark corners of sexuality and intimacy in the digital age and to question where the limits of the objectification of our self and the consumability of fast eroticism lie.