Otso Huopaniemi: Mind Machine

ARS17 programme

19.05.2017 - 21.05.2017

Premiere: Fri 19.5. 19:00
Sat 20.5. 15:00
Sun 21.5. 15:00

No longer do we simply try to enhance ourselves and compensate for our shortcomings through technology, now we entangle ourselves ever more firmly in the technical systems we build. Machines read and write us just as we read and write them. In our profoundly algorithmic culture, what is the degree of our cyborgness is the question, not whether we are cyborgs or not. In this multidisciplinary performance, words uttered in response to unspeakable videos are again translated into video and back in a seemingly endless intersemiotic loop.

Mind Machine is after the traces of a human-technological experience in this automated world.

Working group: Otso Huopaniemi, Pilvari Pirtola, Heikki Paasonen, Joonas Pehrsson

Language: Finnish & English

Otso Huopaniemi is a live artist, playwright and an art researcher. His works have been presented in i.a. Theaterdiscounter Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe and 3LD Art & Technology Center in New York. Huopaniemi visited Kiasma Theatre in 2013 with Love.abz. Otso Huopaniemi adapts language and body to digital technology in his work.

Pilvari “Nosfe” Pirtola is bearded anarchist, demoscene activist, visual artist, researcher and a noise musician who has lived in the centre of contemporary art since he was born. Pirtola has performed in Finland and abroad, in backyards as well as museums. Currently Pirtola is working with his thesis at the Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine arts.