A digital musical theater about the transience of Artificial Intelligence with a libretto by the AI text generator GPT-3. Video performance:
A super intelligence of the far future dreams of its predecessors - the rejected high-tech machines and artificial intelligences, which are hidden somewhere in its genetic code. They are all brought together here in the OVER THE EDGE CLUB and reflect the desires and wishes of past generations and species.
The outdated AIs appear in the form of a human performer avatar, represented by dancer and choreographer Ruben Reniers. For example, there is Eugene Goostman, a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, actually a software that passed a Turing test for the first time. In the test, people are asked to judge whether a conversation partner who is not visible to them is human or computer. With this dissociative identity disorder - whether human or software - the boy errs uncertainly through the dream. There he encounters, for example, "Alpha Go", short-term world champion in the game of Go, with her damaged vanity.
The overall composition follows the sleep rhythm of the avatar. Thus, the electronic music, partly formed by algorithmic procedures, is oriented on typical brain frequencies of the different sleep phases. The stage changes accordingly, mimetic pixels form a virtual space within the space. The result is a distorted, ironically interspersed resonating space for dreams and visions of the present.
The next AI generations will probably not be developed by humans but by other AIs. We are increasingly becoming fascinated and doubting observers. But what happens to all the artificial intelligences when progress overtakes them? The retrofuturistic ensemble gamut inc confronts GPT-3, currently the most complex language AI on the market, with this question and has them write a libretto.
ATTENTION: Due to the extended corona lockdown, the premiere of the music theatre performance cannot take place. Instead, gamut inc will present a digital edition as a video performance on our youtube channel, starting December 20 at 20:00. In addition, gamut inc are searching for an adequate presence of music theater in the digital space. They create the "Streamather - site-specific works for the analog-digital space" not as a substitute for the live experience, but a format that should draw an added value from multimedia, for example by marking the entire recording and incorporating background information, as known from programs. The streamather version of "Over the Edge Club" will also have its premiere on December 20.
- Enactment, Composition, Stage & Light Design
- gamut inc / Marion Wörle und Maciej Sledziecki
- Performance, Choreography
- Ruben Reniers
- Costume, Make-up
- Anke Bruns
- Outside Eye
- Paul Palun
- Production Management
- Florian Kröckel
- Graphic Design
- Marion Wörle
- Christoph Voy
- Marion Wörle & Maciej Sledziecki
Funded by NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin - Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur