Alexandra Pirici


Signals



The ongoing performative action is a live feed, determined by user preferences and a content ranking algorithm, enacted by performers in motion capture suits, while no actual motion capture is taking place, no reconstruction of their abstracted body signals apart from the one in the audience’s imagination. Working with online ranking logic and physical distance, the action transforms meaning and information back and forth, from calculable input and abstract frames to sensuous, embodied presence.

Browse through and select content for a “Top 30 Most Relevant Stories” that will be enacted everyday during the live ongoing action.

Performers: Sandhya Daemgen, Madalina Dan, Martin Hansen, Alice Heyward, Jasmin Ihraç, Anna Jarrige, Leah Katz, Jared Marks, Negroma, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Emily Ranford
Light Design: Andrei Dinu
Ranking algorithm Consultancy and Integration: Jonas Lund
Voice announcements recorded by Aanisa R. Jama
Courtesy Alexandra Pirici
Commissioned and coproduced by Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art,
Art Collection Telekom
Additional support Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Thanks to National Dance Center, Bucharest; Meredith Meredith
Photos: Sleek, Contemporary And (C&)

Berlin, KW, 2016