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Today we already live in a Cyborg Reality, where we are actually using mechanical devices to explore and extent the possibilities of our limited haptic reality. We are using cell phones and Smartphone’s all the time to connect to a part of reality, which is much more relevant and offers us much more possibilities, then we experience within our own space of perception.
I am interested in dance in connection with the notion of grace, in which it achieves a transcendental state. There are basically two ways to approach this, on the one hand it is through unconscious feelings and movements, inspired by drugs, animalistic features, tribal rituals, social groups outside of rules of behavior, etc. On the other extreme stands the absolute choreographed and manufactured technical perfection, seen in ballet, mechanic puppets and animated media. These also can create a certain feeling of grace within the dance world. In this way the work is about how the humans learns to move alongside the machine, which already achieved a certain higher form of movement.
There always has been a fascination within humans to fetish non-human objects and reflect intimate wishes into them (e.g. Money, Sex Toys, Robots, Zombies). What is in this respect special about machines is our fantasy towards them to be even more perfect living mechanism then us (e.g. in the wish to finally create a artificial intelligence we were promised in science fiction literature). Japanese robot dogs are more cute, less dirty and immortal sources of pleasure, providing all the positive aspects of a house animal, while denying the negative. In this perverted relationship all symbolic wishes are satisfied while the total control remains in the owner and creator of the machine.
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