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Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
14–15 October 2022
Times
Fri–Sat 8–10pm
Format
Performance/​Music
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

$25 General
$20 Concession

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In this immersive audio-visual performance by Software2050 and NAXS FUTURE, artificial intelligence meets virtual consciousness and together, we see humanity through non-human A.I. eyes. Using music, imagery, and light design, this performance takes audiences on a journey through nature sounds and beyond.

Glimpse into the infinite possibilities of the future of digital culture and virtual technology in this hypnotic audio-visual work.

Software2050 and NAXS FUTURE are interdisciplinary new media art collectives from Taiwan. Their practice focuses on experimental creations that take audiences into the metaverse, exploring the forefront of the digital world and the infinite possibilities of future aesthetics.

This work is presented by Melbourne Fringe and The Substation as part of Fringe Focus Taiwan, supported by The Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney.

CHINESE TRANSLATION

「2050年,孤獨的人工智慧在量子之間穿梭。 它以人類文明的數據遺跡為食,試圖想像一個物種曾經存在過的證據。」

《機器民談》以虛構人工智慧的科幻敘事為起點,試圖從 A.I. 的非人類視角回應人類世發展的邊界,以詩歌的意象來描述記憶的流動想像、虛擬意識和演化的過程。此項目由新媒體藝術家Software2050發起,並邀請NAXS FUTURE新媒體藝術團隊加入製作,藉此深入探索遊戲引擎、A.I.及新媒體劇場的更多可能性。

本作品由墨爾本藝穗節和The Substation共同呈現, 為Fringe Focus Taiwan節目之一,由中華民國文化部與駐雪梨辦事處文化組支持。

ACCESS

Please note that the seating for this event is mats on the floor. This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available.

The Substation galleries, bar and bookshop will open 1 hour prior to the performance.

The Substation is committed to continually improving our services to ensure our events can be enjoyed by all. If you have specific access requirements (including seating requirements) please note this when booking or get in touch via info@thesubstation.org.au

CONTENT WARNING

Please be advised that this performance contains strobe lights and sustained bright lights, haze effects, both sudden and sustained loud noises.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Created by Software2050
Sound Design: Software2050
NAXS Future Lighting Design: NAXS FUTURE

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Presented by The Substation and Melbourne Fringe.

Supported by The Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney.

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Victoria 3015, Australia

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