INFERNO // Performance – Meta.Morf 2018
LOUIS-PHILIPPE DEMERS (CA) / BILL VORN (CA)
Dokkhuset, March Friday 9 & Saturday 10, 2018 @ 21:00!
Tickets NOK 200/100. Limited spectator seats!
NB! FREE ENTRANCE ALTERNATIVE: If you sign up for being part of the performance you are granted free entrance! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to get dressed up in an exoskeleton suit that controls your body movements and become a robot for 20 minutes! (Each concert lasts for one hour, and each signed up participant from the audience is part of the performance for a period of max 20 minutes.) Send an email to email@example.com to sign up!
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS MAYBE ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!-)
INFERNO is a robotic performance project inspired by the representation of the different levels of hell as described in Dante’s Inferno or the Singaporean Haw Par Villa’s Ten Courts of Hell (which is based on a Chinese Buddhist representation). In Inferno, the “circles of hell” concept is mainly an artistic framework, a general working theme under which the different parts of the performance will be regrouped. It is observed that under these two cultural representations, each “level of hell” corresponds to a particular form of punishment for a particular sin. In the many depictions of Hell, the punishments are always carried on the human body and not directly at the psychological level. The excruciating pain and also the eternal aspect of the punishment induces the latter.
Louis-Philippe Demers makes large-scale installations and performances. His projects can be found in theatre, opera, subway stations, art museums, science museums, music events and trade shows. Over the past two decades, he participated in more than seventy artistic and stage productions and has built more than 375 machines. Demers¹ works have been featured at major venues such as Theatre de la Ville, Lille 2004, Expo 1992 and 2000, Sonambiente, ISEA, Siggraph and Sonar. He received six mentions and one distinction at Ars Electronica, the first prize of Vida 2.0, mentions at Vida 12.0 and 15.0, two jury recommendations at the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Interactive prize for Lightforms 98 and six prizes for Devolution including two Helpmann Awards.
Based in Montreal, Bill Vorn is working in the field of Robotic Art since more than twenty-five years. His installation and performance projects involve robotics and motion control, sound, lighting, video and cybernetic processes. He pursues research and creation on Artificial Life and Agent Technologies through artistic work based on the “Aesthetics of Artificial Behaviors”.