For the 5th edition of the Gray Area Festival, we are proud to present evening performances featuring experiential live performances including Inferno at the Grand Theater and Suzanne Ciani Live at the ISM Hexadome.
Inferno at the Grand Theater
Featuring 12 machine-powered exoskeletons, Inferno offers a uniquely interactive experience in that audience members, clad in mechanical suits, will be part of the performance. Expanding on Gray Area’s current focus on immersive design, the work invites the public to become an active part of our Gray Area Festival Performance this summer.
Shifting the command from artist to computer and role of audience to performer, Inferno questions the nature of control and agency in the landscape of technology and performance today. Inspired by depictions of hell in Dante’s Inferno and the Singaporean Haw Par Villa, the work expresses archetypical depictions of hell suggesting an infinite and mundane loop under which the body is forced to perform motions endlessly. The experience of being remotely controlled, dependent on the whim of an invisible actor, plays with the fear of a machine taking control of our body.
We invite you to become an active part of the Inferno performance as an Exoskeleton Performer.
Suzanne Ciani Live At ISM Hexadome
The ISM Hexadome Exhibition will feature the US debut of nine immersive installations, including an exclusive live concert performance of the world premiere of Suzanne Ciani’s Under the Electric Sea, commissioned and created in Berlin for the ISM Hexadome together with French visual artist AudeRrose.