Saturday, 29 May 2010 at 22:00 (Amsterdam/Berlin/Paris Local Time)
Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam
Live Internet Broadcast from location: C3K44XE, Amsterdam, Hamburg
– authors and performers: Igor Štromajer & Brane Zorman
– theoretical adviser: Bojana Kunst
– live music (composed and performed) by MC Brane Vs BeitThron
– live video edited by Igor Štromajer
Co-produced by the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Nederlands Instituut Voor Mediakunst), Amsterdam (www.nimk.nl), Intima Virtual Base – Institute for Contemporary Arts (www.intima.org) and Cona Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (www.cona.si), May 2010.
In the Port of Hamburg, at the micro location C3K44XE, Stromajer and Zorman will release two micro robotic bugs: two artificial autonomous robotic toy insects (based on the HexBug Alpha and HexBug Bravo platforms), equipped with mechanical and electronic sensors and with two wireless waterproof night vision micro spy-cameras, let loose to commit a parallel suicide (the third, invisible micro robotic bug, equipped with the same camera, will observe the situation from the distance).
Both of the robotic bugs are programmed only to commit suicide – at the same time (with up to +/- 5 seconds time tolerance) – but not how to do it. Their intelligent decision-making electronic system will allow them to select the method of their simultaneous death.
Visitors of the Performmikka Internettikka event in Amsterdam and visitors on-line will be able to monitor the robotic bugs’ path to death, and their final decision.
How will the robotic insects decide? Autonomously or politically?
Ballettikka Internettikka Insecttikka is part of a:
doors open 20:00, program begins 20:30
Entrance 5,- (students 3,50)
Please make reservations
An evening with internet/teleperformances by Annie Abrahams, Christophe Bruno, Constant Dullaart, Igor Stromajer and Brane Zorman, focused on the relations between contemporary performance practice and the internet.