BLUR ™5.6]Smart Factory_ECONOMY
A THEATRICAL MUSIC-SCULPTURE by Sergej Maingardt, Jens Standke and Rosi Ulrich
in June 2019 as theatrical VR-Installation at Kunsthof Galm, Brandenburg
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™5.6]Smart Factory_ECONOMY is investigating the impact of Industry 4.0, which uses the most modern communication technology to connect smart products to self-organising production and services and enter the smart home. It shows the influence of digital assistants on our lives: Most modern communication technology processes information from the cloud - in the Smart Home the assistants know what we ate for breakfast, which outfit to buy for the next business appointment, how many steps we should still take today and when it is time for sports. Alexa, Siri and Co become the moral authority and determine our actions. "People become part of the value chain. The term 'smart' is misleading because intelligence is not in the smart device, but in the cloud. The consumer is cheered on as a beautiful lifestyle product with additional pseudo-healthy and sporty advantages." (Ariel Lasry) Digitalization, omnipresent communication of systems and self-organizing production connect people with machines, products and logistics itself. They communicate and cooperate directly with each other, sometimes quite obviously and sometimes in the background - and all for the good of mankind?
All 6 miniatures are also available as theatrical virtual reality installations (with VR glasses and headphones).
with: Kai Hufnagel, Karin Kettling; Speaker: Oliver Schnelker
Soprano: Frauke Aulbert
Artistic direction: concept/composition: Sergej Maingardt, video art: Jens Standke, concept/text: Rosi Ulrich, Director: Andrea Bleikamp
Costume: Claus Stump, costume production: Andrea Uebel; Production management: Hannah Greve; Technique: Jens Kuklik; PR & Public relations: neurohr & andrä
after an essay of: Ariel Lasry
UA: ECONOMY & POLITICS: 1.3.2018, 20 h, 2.-4.3.2018, Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne
13.7.2018, KunstSalon Theaterpreis-Festival, Köln / as theatrical VR-Installation on 16. June 2019, Kunsthof GALM, in the frame of the Festival JÄTEN IM PARADIES, Milower Land, Brandenburg
360° - Video
360° - Video - to move: hold the curser and move over the picture
The half-hour meditation on Heisenberg's theses is a one-man show in which actor Fabian Ringel has to deliver a breathless tour de force under high pressure. He is supported by the challenging video installation by Jens Standke.
In this way, the evening's visitors take a seat on beanbags in which they let themselves fall and can direct their gaze to the ceiling covered with semi-transparent canvas, on which the physical explanations are illustrated with abstract sequences of images. Driven by pulsating minimalist electroscores, particles and electrons represented as white dots form and condense into ever new formations. Even if physicists are not necessarily able to speak out enlightened when Heisenberg's fuzziness or Schrödinger's cat is spoken of next time, a hunch remains that the so-called reality is perhaps not as concrete and factual as it seemed a moment ago. Is perception merely the human attempt to create patterns and make sense in order to distract oneself from the prospect of incoherent chaos? (Robert Cherkowski in Choices 11/17)
This is Karins personal Cloud
I hear: ok, I repeat:
Arriving expected in ten minutes
Start: SmartHomeWelcome program.
Open: HomeSystemControl :
RoomTemperature: Ordered 22 degrees:
Hoovers activity: finished
NA-148XR15B – washingmaschine: no activity
Open: kitchen window and living room window: Opened.
Ok, I hear,
Arring in five minutes
New Order: Music program: relaxation:
Start: privat music library
Start: HomeAlarm: Mums home.
Prepare: today’s data, chronologically.
Living room: smart orange colours
Kitchen: daylight in summer afternoon
Start: SmartFrigeView: List products and expiration date- Connect with SmartTV
Show possible recipes
Ok, I hear
Arriving in ten seconds
Start Control System: unlock the main entrance
Main entrance unlocked
In the schedule of WEHR51, produced 2017 and 2018 by the theater-51grad.com, in cooperation with Freihandelszone - ensemblenetzwerk köln
sponsored by: Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and ON - Neue Musik Cologne