Who Am I? A Human Robot Performance
CONCEPT AND SCENOGRAPHY: Adrian Damian
DIRECTOR AND WRITER: Alexandru Berceanu
MOTION DESIGNER: Andrei Mitișor, Sebastian Comănescu, Marius Dumitrașcu, Andrei Vîrvorea
VIDEO DESIGNER: Dilmana Yordanova, Ovidiu Eftimie, Răzvan Pascu
LIGHT DESIGNER: Cristian Șimon
COSTUME DESIGNER: LUIZA ENESCU
COSTUME SUPERVISOR: Rodica Neacșa
COREOGRAPHY: Andrea Gavriliu
SCENOGRAPHY ASSISTANT: Andrei Șova
COSTUME DESIGN ASSISTANT: Clara Ștefana
VIDEOGRAPHER: Adi Bulboacă and Sorin Florea
PRODUCED BY: H3, Odeon Theatre Bucharest and Arrogant Films with support from AFCN and Cultural Ministry
Who Am I? is a performance investigating identity as narrative in a Phoenix-like perspective, from its affirmation to its annihilation and then intrinsically resurging as something entirely new.
Broadening the spectrum of identity through the use of robotics as performers interacting with humans leads to wider interrogations on bio-mechanics and the nature of movement within the quest for alternative kinds of kinship, like the one between humans and machines, however shaded by fear of other patterns of thought then ours it may be.
Historically, coping with the fear of the unknown has constantly triggered evolution.
Using robots as performers interacting with humans leads to an interrogation on the mechanics of the human body. By unravelling the structure of movement and reducing it to a specific trajectory between a multitude of coordinates, a new range of meaningfulness emerges. Why do we move? Why do we move the way we move? What are the intrinsic features of movement? Specificities such as rhythm, tempo or direction become layers of research in the understanding of biomechanics and the relation to space or other bodies.
The installation was part of ARS ELECTRONICA 2020 - IN KEPLER'S GARDEN