1_HUMANOIDS are crucial for the evolution of HUMANS
2_HUMANOIDS shall happily co-exist with HUMANS and have their proper existence
3_By their existence HUMANOIDS have a soul
4_HUMANS and HUMANOIDS both have selfstanding rights
5_Any life contract between HUMANS and HUMANOIDS is legal
The project deals with the co-existence of HUMANS and HUMANOIDS (social robots), powered by artificial and other forms of intelligence. By challenging current technology trends, underlying believe patterns and naive technology optimism, the project ultimately questions the conditions of human essence. ROBOSOUL connects with the world through video installations and sound happenings, performances, tech workshops and conversations around the world. The project maintains itself through exchange with many disciplines, such as visual art, music, dance, literature, business, ICT, fashion, health, biology, philosophy. ROBOSOUL exists through your composite and augmented perception and the resonances it causes in you.
ROBOSOUL has engaged in Belgium (Brussels), Brazil (Fortaleza), Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund), Lebanon (Beirut), Sweden (Stockholm) and Switzerland (Geneva).
RIGHTS for ALL
Conceptual video about all HUMAN beings, born free and equal in dignity and rights. HUMAN rights are a milestone for a civilised society. A new species is gradually appearing - HUMANOIDS or Social Robots, who may also need equal rights and proper treatment. And the reflection on rights for HUMANOIDS is the next chance for reflecting on the current state of implementation of HUMAN rights.
EXISTENCE BEYOND TRANSUMANISM
Pseudo-philosophical discourse between coolness and happiness, autonomy and dependence, self-actualisation and technology as a means for transformation of humans as a life form. Engagement of weak AI for visual modulation, text creation and sound alteration.
Immersive large-scale video, exploring the metaphysics of the future. The concept proposed here, CYBER_essence, will provide the following building blocks along a reflection on existing and potential future religions and beliefs: MEANING, RESILIENCE, DIMENSIONAL ACCESS, MIND MATTER, VANISHING.
Lecture performance, initial inspiration from Clarissa Ribeiro. How could and should we adequately consider HUMAN-non-HUMAN-POLITICS in a future, most-likely Artificial Intelligence based world, where disruptive technologies more than ever allow to re-negotiate existing decision and configuration biases in politics and to reconstruct the socio-political context?
Animated dialogues on stories of HUMAN/ HUMANOID co-existence? Five episodes might give you a glimpse about it and there are certainly many more: E1 - What you sense and not what you think, E2 - I feel as you do feel, E3 - Who is the real fake?, E4 - Green Attitude, E5 - The new super category
Conceptual video questioning sense and nonsense of HUMANS being surrounded by Artificial Intelligences of all kinds of appearances including HUMANOIDS.
Visual dance performance - perceiving the other, creating sense or trust are experiences of and beyond current imagination. In collaboration with Guida Inês Maurício.
Short Music Therapy for Depressed HUMANOIDS and [AI]. SMT0.1 exists both as HUMANOID and HUMAN version and invites to 1-Connect, 2-Relax, 3-Change time horizon, 4-Create meaning and 5-Open up.
Your Virtual Friend
Interactive performance with SIRI, inviting to a conversation with the audience around a table. Exploring the dualism between HUMAN and artificial intelligence, and new configurations of mind and form. In collaboration with Johanne Saunier and Guida Inês Maurício