Commissioned by Klangfestival Copenhagen and Lorenzo Colombo, in June 2023 I flew to Copenhagen for the theatrical piece Ever.ravE, as head of technology for Iadema Studio.
The main piece of the concert Ever.ravE is an extented multimedia-performance with multiple channel sound diffusion, live electronics, video projections, light, mirrors, metal sculptures – and a performer in the middle. All of it took life in the Academy Concert Hall of the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Ever.ravE is a multimedia performance, for multichannel sound diffusion, live electronics, multiple video projections, light, mirrors, phosphorescent metal sculptures and one performer, working with multi-dimensionality, immersive and ergodic narratives, as well as artificial intelligence.
It is a journey between the human consciousness and the subconscious in relation to the digital reality that mirrors its premises, dark sides, and contradictions. It is not about what we see but rather the relations between elements. More precisely it investigates the dream as the phenomena of fluid exchange between the phenomenological world, memory, imagination and the absurd, slowly building a hyperreality.
The stage becomes a metaphor for the brain – a space and a transposition of a mental projection. The human merges with the algorithms and artificial intelligence, thus creating a hybrid scenario, becoming an extension of the individual and its natural evolution. The algorithm is here understood also as an agent, subjected to diffractive reading, and connected to the broader concept of new materialism. The human appears as a transfiguration of a digital entity, exploring the idea of machine emotion, acting on the human subconscious. At the same time, the human empathises with the machine, thus adding a further level of interpretation to their relationship.
Inspired by cubism, instead of having a single perspective, subjects and backgrounds are broken up, abstracted and depicted from multiple viewpoints.