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Date & Time

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 Sun, 26 Mar 2023

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

The ultimate dream team of AI and performance art, facing climate change head-on with cutting-edge technology!

Day 1 | March 24 | Friday

Palimpsest
7pm | Auditorium

Experience Bengaluru as a microcosm of the Anthropocene through an electrifying performance that uses the Indian philosophy of the five elements to highlight rampant consumerism, urban chaos, and climate change, using a mix of movement, virtual reality, and AI to spark a call to action for the planet.
Conceptualised by: Madhu Natraj (India)
Collaborators: Jiayu Liu (UK), Sam Mohan (India). Pallavi M D (India)
Performed by: Keerthi Kumar (India), Roopa K (India), Adrika Subhash (India), Deeksha Kumar (India), Yonita Jain (India)
An exclusive FutureFantastic commission supported by the India-UK Together Season of Culture Grant by the British Council

Elsewhere in India
8pm | Auditorium

Experience a unique blend of live performance and video game excitement in a show that remixes ancient traditions with cutting-edge technology to save cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in a world of sound and colour as our cyborg heroine leads a crew of artistic rebels on a rhythmic journey through time and space.
Conceptualised by: Antariksha Studio (India)
Performed by: Murthovic (India) and Thiruda (India)
Supported by the India-UK Together Season of Culture Grant by the British Council 

Day 2 | March 25 | Saturday

The Merge: Embodied AI Bangalore
1pm | Glass Cubicle next to Library, Second Floor

This performative piece merges human performers with real-time machine-generated text to explore Bangalore’s neighbourhoods and people. Lasting for 12 hours, the performance will be streamed live around the world as the actors interpret the continuously generated texts while moving through the city.
Artists: CyberRäuber: Bjorn Lengers (Germany), Marcel Karnapke (Germany)
Supporting Artists: Vibhinna Ramdev (India), Suhasini Seelin (India), Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (India), Sachin Sreenath (India)
This performance piece was brought to FutureFantastic by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Human in the Loop (WIP)
7pm | Auditorium

This live choreography performance blurs the boundaries between human and machine, exploring power dynamics and limitations within algorithmic structures. It challenges audiences to reflect on technology’s impact on creativity and decision-making.
Conceptualised by: Nicole Seiler (Switzerland)
Collaborators: Tammara Leites (Switzerland/Uruguay)
Performed by: Diya Naidu (India), Parth Bharadwaj (India)
Supported by Ville de Lausanne, Etat de Vaud, brought to FutureFantastic by Swiss Arts Council – Pro Helvetia New Delhi, Loterie Romande; along with touring partners Sandbox Collective (IN), Martin Genton (CH)

Those Who Were Living – Live in Concert
8pm | Auditorium

This performance, inspired by the artwork of the same name, reflects on a world without humans and ecosystems and emphasises the importance of environmental preservation. It blends film techniques from different eras and incorporates live-projecting and live-scoring practices.
Performed by: Sofy Yuditskaya (USA), Yashas Shetty (India)
Collaborators: Vaporstack

Day 3 | March 26 | Sunday

ClimateProv
5:30pm & 7:30pm | auditorium

Step into the climate conversation in a new and dynamic way with ClimateProv! In this interactive improv theatre experience, human performers join forces with an AI colleague to create live and unscripted scenes inspired by the climate emergency. Each performance is designed to be unique, engaging audiences, performers, and AI technology all at once.
Get ready to be fully absorbed in thought-provoking discussions and take part in a call to action for the planet. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this one-of-a-kind theatrical event.
Artists: Blessin Varkey (India), Gaurav Singh (India), Ranji David (India) and Tajinder Dhami (UK)
Supported by BeFantastic.in as a part of the BeFantastic Within Fellowship