An experimental performance exploring the relationship between man and machine opens at St Petersburg’s Alexandrinsky Theatre this week. The performance, entitled Neurointegrum, is a collaborative performance between scientists, musicians, filmmakers, and sound and video artists.
During the production, an interactive video display responds to the movements of those on stage, creating a unique performance each time. Interactive sound art pieces similarly respond to the performers’ movements. In an attempt to overcome the limitations imposed on human physiology, Neutrointegrum will “use technological machinery and human nerve impulses to create art,” according to the play’s website.
Video screenings and a series of lectures will accompany the performance, covering topics such as the meaning of science art, and art and science in the post-biological age.