(c) Jörg Baumann, (c) Alya Pierrot Arendt, (c) Rolando Paolo Guerzoni

Geumhyung Jeong creates performative assemblages, in which her own body comes into contact with self-made robotic sculptures. In her new piece the South Korean choreographer interacts with machines that have already accompanied her in other performances. The ‘toy robots’ have the disarming charm of amateurs. They are made up of components obtained from specialist medical or technical websites. Jeong puts these elements to new uses in a do-it-yourself mode involving the basic elements of programming. The robots’ action radius is limited. Their movements are ungainly.
Jeong’s relationship with the robots is shaped by a constant fluctuation of ‘trial and error’’. She tries to upgrade them with new elements and tricks. However, these test runs do not always go according to plan. For the artist, the current ban on cultural events is therefore a welcome excuse not to prove her robots in front of a large audience and to confront the fears of occurring errors in public. Instead of a successful live test, Jeong invites the viewers to follow TEST RUN online and shares her story of errors and failures. A multi-layered, absurd narrative evolves with intimate encounters at its heart rather than dystopic visions or technoid fantasies and this raises questions about the relationship between man and machine: how do we shape the beginning of a technologically-defined future, who is in the lead and who is the dinosaur – the phase-out model?

Please find an english ticketing guideline for the premiere here (the system is only in german)

Duration: ca. 180 min.
Language: English
Mousonturm-Co-produktion in the framework of Frankfurter Positionen 2021

Feb 10: Digital small talk afterwards on Zoom

For the premiere on 10.02. applies

– Ticket sales close at least 1 hour before the start of the digital performance.

– Access: You will receive the link to the digital event on the ticket PDF. Please call up this URL in your web browser on your internet-capable terminal shortly before the start of the event and enter your personal access code.

– In case of problems with the stream: contact the Mousonturm staff (10. 02, 09-12): +49 (0) 69 405 895-88