Fri, Nov 23: Concert and Performance
8pm: Marco Donnarumma & Nunu Kong: Alia: Zǔ tài
9.30pm: Mouse on Mars Dimensional People Ensemble
Sat, Nov 24, starting at 3 pm: Lectures and Talks, in English, free admission
With Marco Donnarumma, Lingling Chen, Manfred Hild, Nunu Kong; moderated by Jan Rohlf
Intelligent technologies are changing the foundations of human life through software, sensors, interfaces, and robots. These developments not only affect our way of thinking and doing, but also our interpersonal relationships. For the sixth edition of Technosphärenklänge, a series conceived jointly by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and CTM Festival, the Mouse on Mars Dimensional People Ensemble, Marco Donnarumma & Nunu Kong, and others will explore the interfaces between humans and machines.
The performance Alia: Zǔ tài by Marco Donnarumma and Nunu Kong has its world premiere. In the choreography, robots act as prostheses with their own intents. Just like the performers, they are wired with sensors to an A.I. system that generates sound and light from the data their movements produce.
With their album Dimensional People, Mouse on Mars explore the process of collectively creating music using sound and light machines with guest musicians Andrea Belfi, Zach Condon from the band Beirut, Benjamin Lanz from The National, Moritz Simon Geist and Dodo NKishi. Here, technology is both a separate voice and a mediator and translator for human encounters.
Manfred Hild from the Neurorobotic Research Laboratory of the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, the sound and performance artist Marco Donnarumma, the choreographer Nunu Kong, and the performer Lingling Chen will talk about artificially intelligent physicality, the boundaries between human and technical beings, and how robots hear and feel.
Technosphärenklänge #6 is part of 100 Years of Now and a cooperation with the Berlin CTM Festival. 100 Years of Now is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling by the German Bundestag. Haus der Kulturen der Welt is supported by the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Federal Foreign Office.