POLITICS OF ALGORITHMS – ART, LIFE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

FESTIVAL / JUNE 11 TILL 16, 2019 // Curated by Christoph Gurk. In Cooperation with Ulla Heinrich, Fabian Pelzl und Dennis Pohl

The digitalisation and algorithmisation of every area of civilization is subjecting humanity to a radical change, comparable to the importance of “the introduction of book printing, the introduction of writing before that and the introduction of language before that”. This is how our keynote-speaker Dirk Baecker puts it in his current book “4.0 oder Die Lücke die der Rechner lässt”.


Will humanity succeed in transferring all of its cognitive abilities – memory, thought, reason, emotions, decisions, poetry-writing, music composition – to machines and robots: a superintelligence that outstrips and subordinates homo sapiens? Present times, in our age of deep learning, already contain enough matter for reflection: Do computers, networks and algorithms, the tools of self-determined humanity, complete the modern age? Do they still promise freedom, transparency and participation? Or are we trapped in the opaque networks of digital capitalism in which humans no longer appear as a unique species, but as data-based elements of networks?

While digitality and artificial intelligence have fundamentally transformed mass culture, especially the pop world, theatre mistakenly considers itself to be one of the last bastions of a genuinely analogue culture. Is that the reason why related topics and materials, besides gaming formats, have barely made an appearance in the performing arts?


For six days, the Münchner Kammerspiele will present a series of artistic approaches that aim to meet the challenges of the times. Lectures and panels will shed light on the current state of discussion, not only with regard to socio-political issues. The role of algorithms and robotics in the development of the arts will be just as central.


TICKETS:
15 EURO / RED. 8 EURO (IF NOTHING ELSE STATED)

FESTIVAL TICKET:

80 EURO / RED. 40 EURO (ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE)


Curated by Christoph Gurk. In Cooperation with Ulla Heinrich, Fabian Pelzl und Dennis Pohl.
Visual Markus Selg, Algorithmic Rituals (Prototyp), 2019

In cooperation with

Z COMMON GROUND, Studiobühne der Theaterwissenschaft München

Funded by

Presented by

Programme

AI DISCOURSE #2: POLITICS, IDENTITY, FEMINISM

SKYPE LECTURE BY HELEN HESTER – The Gender Of Machines – Feminism In An Algorithmic Society (IN ENGLISH) / TALK WITH TIARA ROXANNE, ISA WILLINGER, MODERATION: ULLA HEINRICH (IN GERMAN) // FREE ENTRY

AI DISCOURSE #3: THEATRE

ULF OTTO: THE AFFECTATION OF THEATRE: WHEN MACHINES ACT / PANEL WITH STEFAN KAEGI (Rimini Protokoll), SUSANNE KENNEDY, JISUN KIM & CHRISTIANE KÜHL // IN GERMAN, FREE ENTRY

AI DISCOURSE #4: POP CULTURE

LECTURE BY LIZ PELLY – STREAMING SERVICES: THE CONSEQUENCES OF PERSONALIZATION ON MUSIC / PANEL WITH PETER KIRN, LIZ PELLY, VILLE HAIMALA (AMNESIA SCANNER), MODERATION: CAROLINE BUSTA // IN ENGLISH, FREE ENTRY

EINGEWEIDE

BY MARCO DONNARUMMA IN COLLABORATION WITH MARGHERITA PEVERE

PILLOW TALK

BY BEGÜM ERCIYAS / IN ENGLISH, ENTRY EVERY 20 MIN., DURATION APPROXIMATELY 50 MINUTES

TANK

BY AND WITH DORIS UHLICH