Fragments: The Shape of Things is an audiovisual performance in which two human performers act live on AI and A-Life algorithms to generate and modulate a poetic immersive experience. The work, composed of three acts, reflects on how data processing AI systems anonymize and aestheticize both global conflicts and everyday relationships.
The piece uses the concept of fragments, small elements transformed and reconfigured, to explore technologically mediated human connections, perceptions, and memories. These fragments consist of sounds, videos and photogrammetric objects scavenged from the news, created by the artists, or generated by algorithms. During the performance, those fragments are analyzed and modulated live by a set of Markov chains and Spiking Neural Networks.
In front of the audience, the artists orchestrate the actions of those algorithms and guide the public on a journey that transitions from darkness and absence into a torrent of sonic and visual stimuli.
Please note: Limited capacity, registration required – in addition to a valid ticket, you need a (free) ticket reservation for the respective event in advance. Reservations for Deep Space 8K events must be scanned on-site no later than 15min before the programme starts.
This programme will contain intense lightning/loud noise.
ALMA (Alexandre Saunier and Marc-André Cossette)