Deep Present

    17/05  | 20:30
    18/05  | 20:30
    19/05  | 18:00

€ 16 / € 13 (-25/65+)
1h
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Meet the artist after the performance on 18/05

Outsourcing – in reference to the outsourcing of tasks and functions to machines, robots, or algorithms – is an original industrial strategy with a view to lowering costs and creating greater efficiency. But today, it infiltrates into many systems and domains. South Korean artist Jisun Kim sees outsourcing as an operating mechanism of the modern society. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), people are about to outsource even their thinking-power to algorithms. It’s happening in theatre, as well. In Deep Present you get to know HAL, AIBO, Libidoll, and Tathata, four unusual performers. These are not people but replicas of human intelligence, each with its own unique voice, and they engage in dialogue with each other. Raised on stage are reflections and questions on how our thoughts and the social system is constructed through outsourcing. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?

Conception & direction
Jisun Kim

Performers
HAL, AIBO, Libidoll, Tathata

Producer
Seonghee Kim

Collaborative producer
Shinu Kim

Technical director
Jimmy Kim

Conversational artificial intelligence development
Intelligent System ResearchLab, Korea Aerospace University,Sungdo Chi (supervisor), Hyungeun Kim (excecutive), Isaac Kim (excecutive)

Hardware production of Libidoll & Tathata
Donghyo Kim

AIBO costume production
Gaain Doll (Sanghee An)

Props
The Art Society

Intro video/image production
Sounion Hong

Lighting design
Takayuki Fujimoto / Kinsei R&D

Sound design
Taesoon Jang

Music
Jisun Kim

Scenario advisor
Jihye Lim

Special thanks to
Yuko Uematsu, Noriko Mitsuya, Norimatsu Nobuyuki, Ooi Fumihiko (Kofukuji 光福寺), Mobara Sangyo (茂原産業)

Presentation
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Coproduction
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), Wiener Festwochen, SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht)

Supported by
Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity, Doosan Art LAB of Doosan Art Center, Center Stage Korea – Korea Arts Management Service

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