"Technological flesh!" Lecture

with Dr. Guido Orgs, Tobias Revell, Nicole Seiler and Naoto Hieda


Tue 15.01. 19:00

The areas of science fiction, contemporary art and philosophy supply a plethora of examples in post-human identity and worlds. Yet, what form would a post-human choreography assume, what kind of potential does this hold? How and how far may digital and virtual technologies bear fruit for the choreographic process, and how may they simultaneously broaden the understanding of choreography itself?
These questions, as well as a number of others, are at the centre of the “Technological flesh!” lecture, as curated by media artist and Factory Artist Choy Ka Fai. Four specialist lecturers from the fields of neuroscience, dance, critical design, and visual media were invited to report: Dr Guido Orgs, professor of psychology at London’s Goldsmith University and former dancer with NEUER TANZ, will introduce his concept of “Neurochoreography”. Artist and designer Tobias Revell engages in a number of areas, among them technology as territory, future prognosis, software development, as well as the occult and supernatural in popular culture discussions on technology.
Choreographer Nicole Seiler has already developed numerous multimedia performances as well as choreographic installations and will report on the relation between image and sound in her works. Mikko Gaestel, visual artist and director, introduces his interdisciplinary works that oscillate between dance, theatre, and visual arts. The “Body A” video installation he developed in collaboration with choreographer Colette Sadler will also be on display during the festival. It delves into the tension between real and unreal bodies.

Please note: Today Naoto Hieda will speak instead of Mikko Gaestel.


Duration: 100 min. / in English / Tue 15.01. – Fri 18.01. 18:00 – 22:00 video installation "Body A" by Colette Sadler & Mikko Gaestel

Mikko Gaestel

Photo: Mikko Gaestel. Supported as part of MOCCA – Motion Capturing Creative Area, a project of Hochschule Düsseldorf, Fachbereich Medien, LAVAlabs, Velamed GmbH and tanzhaus nrw, sponsored by EFRE.