(c) Choy Ka Fai

Choy Ka Fai
Sometimes I See The Future

  • Lecture
  • Performance

Lecture Performance with Dancing Avatar and Hyperreal Meta-Humans

In Sometimes I see The Future,  Choy Ka Fai examines telepresence and digitally circulating dances from a cosplay perspective. Cosplay allows for a certain manifestation of being, a way to create new communities – as well as the simultaneous experience of being different. Beyond playful self-expression and popular entertainment, cosplaying here becomes the starting point for an investigation of post-human worlds.

“Dance exists everywhere on our social media. I create an extreme self-portrait inspired by artificial intelligence, render farms, chatbots, cosplays, Twitch streaming, and virtual YouTubers. However, it is not a real self-portrait, it is rather what we all want/can/will be in the age of accelerated digital culture. I am interested in the discourse on how we are approaching Web 3.0, how we will decentralise technology in the future, and how we can be human in the future.” (Choy Ka Fai)

Concept, design, performance: Choy Ka Fai; Dance, choreography: Yurika S. Yamamoto; 3D visualization: Brandon Tay; Sound Artist: Betty Apple; Lighting design, technical direction: Ray Tseng; Creative production, tour management: Tammo Walter; Company management: Mara Nedelcu.

A production by Choy Ka Fai, co-produced by tanzhaus nrw. The project development was supported by RomaEuropa Festival Rome and BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen. Supported by the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Furthermore supported by National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan (NCAF).