This participatory digital artwork is a cyclical performance of ritualised social humiliation, confronting you with the involuntary choices of your digitally created twin.
Where to watch
6 to 17 October, 11AM to 9PM, in person at 26 Leake Street
Ever witnessed the behaviour of a mob on the brink of violence – the social patterns of aggression, defence and indifference? Finnish artist Hanna Haaslahti and German VR studio Highroadstories have taken these disturbing social patterns as a starting point for their digital art installation Captured. In this participatory experience, your virtual likeness is digitally recreated by means of a volumetric photo of your face and unclasped into an unsettling march by a virtual crowd. Your avatar will take on different roles in an AI-generated virtual simulation where individual freedom is taken over by collective instincts, leaving you with zero agency to control your own actions. Which role will you take on? The bully, the target or the bystander? And what does it say about your primal instincts in watching aggressive social behaviour?
Age recommendation: 18+
Contains scenes of violence
Presented with closed captions and suitable for audiences who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.
Tyler Henry, Alap Parikh, Mike Robbins
Thomas Carlsson, Gomathi Shankar
Motion Capture Actors
Marc Gassot, Vilma Melasniemi
Song "Hello World" written and performed by Jamie Perera
Capture Station Design and Construction
Fantomatico, High Road Stories+
Diversion cinema. With the Support of Finnish Film Foundation, Nordisk Kulturfond, AVEK, YLE, CPH:LAB, VRHAM!, Prins Claus Fund, Quicksand Studio
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