With DEEP GODOT, Interrobang makes the ambivalences of artificial intelligence tangible for the audience! The performance collective develops and trains DEEP GODOT, an A.I. that offers individual age guidance for people from 15 to 100plus. Through the Smart Ageing program, DEEP GODOT gets to know people long before they reach the end of their lives, in order to better and more personally accompany, entertain, care for and prepare them for their death later in life.
Audiences can participate in a DEEP GODOT one-on-one booth with A.I.-controlled colored lights. Through microphone and headphones, they communicate with DEEP GODOT, negotiate personal, medical, and philosophical issues, and act out different scenarios.
Through the performance, Interrobang explores the limits and possibilities of individual agency and social solidarity in a world increasingly shaped by A.I.. What is the relationship between profit-oriented promises of progress and emancipatory potentials? At the same time, communication with DEEP GODOT enables a personal and poetic confrontation with one's own transience.
CONCEPT Interrobang DEVELOPMENT AND TEXT Lisa Großmann, Peggy Mädler, Till Müller-Klug, Lajos Talamonti, Nina Tecklenburg PROGRAMMING Florian Fischer STAGE MANAGER Sandra Fox, Dominik v. Stillfried MUSIC Friedrich Greiling LIGHT DESIGN, TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT Dirk Lutz Graphics, animation Jürgen Fehrmann, Julia Elger PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit, Sandra Klöss PUBLIC WORK Tina Ebert
A production by Interrobang in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Media partner: Berlin Art Link, taz.die tageszeitung, tipBerlin