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CANCELLED: TONSPUR_intervention: Alan Kwan (HKG/USA): The Flying Umbrella Project

11.03.2016 to 12.03.2016

CANCELLED: TONSPUR_intervention: Alan Kwan (HKG/USA): The Flying Umbrella Project

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Organizer: TONSPUR KunstvereinWien
Location:
MQ Main Courtyard
Artist Talk with Alan Kwan (CNA/USA) & Bjorn Sparrman (USA): 17:15, Raum D / Q21
Admission free

THE FLYING UMBRELLA PROJECT is an outdoor surreal erotic performance that takes place in midair. It not only investigates the new artistic possibilities of flying robots, but also explores the idea of robot pornography.

With a duration of 15 minutes, the performance consists of two robotic flying creatures in the form of umbrellas mating in the air. Audiences would witness their kisses, embraces, caressing as well as the copulation process, and thus to experience the sensuality and lust of these artificial lifeforms remotecontrolled by human operators. At the same time, the robots’ gestures, flying motions, and contacts with each other will be converted into audio signals to generate a realtime soundtrack for the performance, creating a synesthetic experience.

TONSPUR as partner of the exhibition „Digital Synesthesia“ of the University for Applied Arts Vienna in cooperation with School of Creative Media at City University Hong Kong (Jeffrey Shaw) and ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnolgie Karlsruhe (Peter Weibel), curated by Ruth Schnell, Katharina Gsöllpointner, and Romana Schuler.

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