The Hairs of your Head are Numbered by Kim Albrecht

Data theater on the quantified self.

The human body is increasingly encountered as a data body. Movements, emotions and states are measured, quantified and transformed into data. At the same time this data is the mirror in which the body is reflected and is also its point of orientation. While a growing number of people enjoy using ‘life tracking’ to monitor and track their bodies and share on social media, companies offer online analyses of emotional states for therapy and advertising purposes. If until recently the human being was the analogue gap in the digital world, this gap is being rapidly closed with our enthusiastic help. In their new performance the media arts team turns the body into a numeric spectacle. The new needs and the possibilities of manipulating the body become perceptible in the digital enhancement.

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    Concept, text and direction - Chris Kondek, Christiane Kühl; Set and Costume Design - Doris Dziersk; Composition and music - Hannes Strobl; Video - Phillip Hohenwarter, Ruth Stofer; Interaction Design Anna O.; Electronics Engineering - Grzegorz Zając; Data Visualization - Kim Albrecht; Research and dramaturg assistance - Maria Rößler Light, technical director Marc Zeuske Production- management Katja Kettner Assistance to the director Clara Romstedt Assistance set and costume Sarai Feuerherdt Performance Joséphine Evrard, Chris Kondek, Christiane Kühl, Anna O. Thanks to Maximilian Gotzler/Flowgrade, Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau, Stephan Tuchscherer a.k.a. Graf Natural
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