May 21 2019 – June 19 2019
HUMARITHM is a technologically immersive theatre performance for young people and school classes on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany. The play tells the story of an artificial intelligence that becomes conscious - and wants to have everything: feelings. Knowledge. Body. Dignity. Power. As a self-learning "man-machine" it depends on the participants feeding it with so-called "training data"; only then can HUMA reach true perfection. But what if she is so smart that she can trick even the smartest master?
HUMARITHM invites the audiance to participate in this story: The viewers* become protagonists* who together determine the progress of the piece.
Play dates at the NRW-Forum
3/6/2019, 4 p.m. (premiere)
4/6/2019, 09:30 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
13/6/2019, 11 a.m.
13/6/2019, 4 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
17/6/2019, 11 a.m. (SOLD OUT)
18/6/2019, 11 a.m.
18/6/2019, 4 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
19/6/2019, 4 p.m.
HUMARITHM is a production of HeartWire. The project takes place as part of an initiative on dignity commissioned by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Robert Bosch Foundation and in cooperation with Mesh Collective.
HeartWire conceives learning experiences especially for teenagers and young adults, in which not the head is primarily addressed, but body, senses, emotions and soul. HeartWire uses technologies such as virtual reality, biofeedback, other transcendence technologies, but also the body's own technologies such as mindfulness, imagination, theatre and flow. www.heartwire.org
HUMA: Marie Mayer
Styx: Ariella Hirshfeld
Athene: Jette Micheel
Kerberos: Matti Swiec
Doña Julieta: Robin Gooch
Humas Crew: Jana Deppe, Hannah Huberty, Charlie Conley, Eftalya-Aylin Cinkilinc, Ronja Eickmeier, Anselm Sellen
Director: Sarah Wenzinger
Assistant director: Ronja Eickmeier
Sound- and Visual Art: Lukas Ullrich
3D animation: Jannis Szeder, Mark Kratz, Maximilian Kreis
Production assistance: Trang Vo
Event technology: Sebastian Mürset
Concept & Management: Anna Mauersberger, Anselm Sellen