Eingeweide

Margherita Pevere, Marco Donnarumma

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formPerformanceArt in coproductionpeer-review

Abstract

Eingeweide is the staging of a ritual of coalescence. Inhabiting a desolated, surreal landscape, two human bodies become violently entangled with an artificially intelligent (AI) prosthesis, out-of-body organs, relics from computer server farms and animal remains.

The prosthesis uses AI algorithms to learn in real time how to move, exist and perform on stage. The organs pulsate, leak and crawl on the floor, bearing traces of the microbial cultures which created them. Sounds from the performers’ muscular activity are amplified and transformed by AI algorithms into a powerful and visceral auditive experience, submerging the spectators.

The performers’ bodies become, thus, one and multiple, at times asserting, at times misplaced. They are the means of a drastic form of bodily experimentation, where alternate identities emerge from the convergence of human, machine and micro-organisms. In such a configuration, each element drastically affect the other. Physicality and psyche are meshed up, shaken and probed.

Eingeweide was performed at Romaeuropa Festival 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRome
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2018
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventRomaeuropa Festival: Digitalive - Mattatoio, Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 Oct 20187 Oct 2018
https://www.mattatoioroma.it/pagine/digitalive-romaeuropa-2018

Keywords

  • performance
  • artistic research
  • corporeality
  • Biomaterials
  • prosthetics
  • Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)

Field of art

  • Performance

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