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An Emological Symphony


Monika Dorniak – Emological Symphony (2013), Sophiensaele, 2013, Photographer: Arne Schmitt

Dance performance
Wearable sculpture

Duration: 30-40 min.

Premiered at Sophiensaele, 100Grad Festival (2013)

Previously performed/exhibited at:
︎CTM Hacklab (Beta-phase) (2013)

The performative installation Emological Symphony is joining human and technological organs. The hybrid outcome is a bio-musical score, that is coming to life on stage. The performers heart rate, breathing scale, and temperature are being measured through sensors; the data is the parameter for the sound track. The performer is influencing the music, and being influenced by it - an interplay between actor and reactor. The work regards topics such as (over-) usage of technology, politics of privacy in the internet, and the changes of culture in the post-digital.

Choreography / Costume / Art direction: Monika Dorniak | Performers: Mab Cardoso, Naemeh Shirazi, Lisa Shirin |  Soundartist: Lukas Grundmann |  Arduino/Programming: Sarah Hermanutz | Costume assistant: Johanna Schraut | Graphic Design: Steffen Ullmann | Theory mentors: Wanda Golonka, Daniel Belasco Rogers, Maximilian Haas | Photography: Arne Schmitt

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