Dear Spectrers, With this open call, performing arts center PACT Zollverein, artist Marco Donnarumma and the Intelligent Instruments Lab seek five D/deaf and hard of hearing persons interested in participating in and contributing to the research underpinning Marco’s forthcoming new project entitled *I Am Your Body*. The selected candidates will experience a creative path together as a Working Group and each will receive a fee of 900 euro for their participation and commitment.
The project *I Am Your Body* engages, artistically and scientifically, with the relation between artificial intelligence (AI) and the embodied knowledge enshrined in D/deaf and hard of hearing bodies. The project originates from reflections on Marco’s own hearing impairment – a genetic, degenerative sensorineural hearing loss in both ears – and builds on his previous works with AI robotics and new interfaces for musical expression – installations and performances that critically investigated technology and body politics. The Working Group – consisting of five selected participants plus the artist – will conduct artistic research on the corporeal experiences of deaf bodies through varied methods. These will include critical thinking dialogues, movement experiments, creation of audiovisual material, and hands-on sessions with unique prototypes of AI musical instruments. The latter are being developed by our scientific partner, the Intelligent Instruments Lab at the Iceland University of the Arts. The creation process of the Working Group will drive Marco’s work towards the creation of a media art installation and an art & technology performance. Both artworks will premiere at PACT in Essen in September 2023, accompanied by an exhibition and a public program of lectures and seminars where the creative research of the group and other relevant experts will be presented. Participants will be able to personally present the work of the group, as long as they want to, and will be permanently credited in the authorship captions of the artworks. Full info and submission forms EN + DE: https://marcodonnarumma.com/series/i-am-your-body/ Deadline: 02 January 2023, 23.59 We would be grateful if you could forward this to relevant networks/individuals. thank you, best wishes, -- Marco Donnarumma, Ph.D. https://marcodonnarumma.com https://frontevacuo.com https://dadubsound.com *On Tour* 07 Nov - 27 Nov | Fronte Vacuo in residency @ Volkstheater, Vienna 24-25 Nov | Humane Methods [δISSOLUTION] World Premiere @ Volkstheater, Vienna 13 Dec | Lecture @ Sapienza University, Rome m: +4915221080444
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