Cyberia

Real-time 3D simulation, performance, 2019

collaboration with Maria Guta
commissioned by Gessnerallee Zürich

It is a westwards journey towards a promised future with no arrival and no return. There is no here or there, only a twilight zone between a departure point and a simulated destination. Set in the space of Gessnerallee and a matching 3D computer generated environment, a performer and a CG avatar will dance as one to the rhythms of an imaginary West, a inside a maze with no escape.

In a world oversaturated by digital data – mysticism and paranormal are as popular as ever. Emerging technologies are increasingly incorporated in a form of postmodern spiritualism, as Arthur C. Clarke points out: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.“ Considering the rise of recent reactionary movements that desire archaic appearances and morals, we revisit our personal biographies anchored in the former eastern bloc and the effects of the westwards transition.

link to video excerpt

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