Rimini Protokoll - Stefan Kaegi
T. Melle / M. Kammerspiele - Uncanny Valley
Nemo, Biennale internationale des arts numériques
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We mostly think of robots as work machines that execute tasks precisely and efficiently. In the German industry, they barely look like people, to avoid emotional implications. While in Asia, humanoid robots have already been developed for some time, as care-workers or as sex partners for example. The resemblance with human beings makes it easier to accept them. However, if the machine looks too much like a human, we begin to doubt: what is human, what is machine? In Japan, robotics researchers call this troubling similarity the “uncanny valley”.
For his new play, Stefan Kaegi works for the first time with a writer: Thomas Melle, who allowed to make an animatronic double of himself. This humanoid takes the author’s place and throws questions: what about the original when the copy takes over? Does the original get to know himself better through his double? Do the copy and his original compete or can they complete each other?
From February 5th to 8th 2020
Tuesday → Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm & 7pm
Uncanny Valley will be played in the Swiss Cultural Center from January 30th to February 2nd
Porte de Pantin
Porte de Pantin
75, 151 : Porte de Pantin
Before every show, the restaurant la Petite Halle is open.
Audio translation in english available, subject to availibity of headphones.
Visual Stefan Kaegi © Gabriela Neeb
As part of Nemo, international biennale of digital arts – Paris / Ile-de-France
Un spectacle présenté avec le Centre culturel suisse. Paris