ev’ry VOL. 1 (2021)
Interactive performance with video elements
Created by art collective -PHILE
Sydhavn Teater, DK
The performance questions why do humans design androids in an idealized image? And what would the world look like if technology was pushing for new progressive queer narratives instead of replicating a phobic past?
On stage, we see an AI sexbot, ev’ry, separated from the audience by a thick transparent screen. The audience can observe her closely while she can only see herself. Throughout the 10h performance, 10 participants from the audience are invited to join ev’ry in her intimite room. The narrative repeats itself every time a new participant enters the room. We are interested in using repetition as a comment upon the relationship between robots and humans. Through different kinds of technological media we are exploring a sexbot’s showdown against its rigit heteronormative appearance and functions.
The international art collective -PHILE wants to explore how a queer approach to algorithms, technology and artificial intelligence can lead us into unknown territory and widen our notion of sexuality and gender. We want to explore how interdisciplinary media can respond to one another and how to democratize all media in the process.
(Logo by Ville Vidø)
(Poster by Ville Vidø)
(PR photo by Ville Vidø and Sofia Stål)