The Merge

Performance meets AI in Bangalore

Merging human performers with the power of real-time text created by a machine, this performative piece explores the city of Bangalore, its neighbourhoods, people, peculiarities and dark corners. The endless stream of consciousness of an artificial neural network is confronted with our very human condition — thoughtful and confused, touching and outrageous, all at once! For a never stopping 12 hours, four human performers will interpret, speak and play texts created in that very moment by a large language model, followed by a camera through the streets of Bangalore and streamed live to the festival centre and various locations around the country and the world.

The performance will unfold between 1 pm and 1 am. This is a fluid space for the audience to navigate the city, the art, the artists and the Artificial Intelligence. Be in person at BIC or follow the link futurefantastic.in/Merge

Walk in and walk out, or tune in or tune out at your ease.

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Conceptualised by
Cyberräuber (Germany)
Performed by
Vibhinna Ramdev (India),
Suhasini Seelin (India),
Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (India),
Sachin Sreenath (India)
Year
2023

This project supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore. It is part of the festival FutureFantastic.in.