Jan Rozman: ƒ(being)


Jan Rozman: f(being) foto/photo by: Philipp Weinrich (http://philippweinrich.com/)



/the wire has been plugged
/in my body there is life
/digits are both like and unlike biological organisms
/the blood is streaming
/routine tasks become automated sharing imaginary participation with the embodied
/this is a primitive type of operation
/the performance stripped of all extraneous artifice
/biological science is now information technology
/the intrusion of fictious into the real
/order into coincidence

ƒ(being) is a reimagining of the early sci-fi stage play R.U.R. written by Karl Čapek in 1920. The idea of artificially engineered life and the question of delimination between artificial and natural is used to (de)construct the performative situation. The piece recontextualizes this question in relation to technological advancements, current socio-political situation and the turns in the philosophical thought nearly 100 years after this influential text was written. 


concept & direction: Jan Rozman
performers: Simone Gisela Weber, Michiyasu Furutani, Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez
dramaturgy & mentoring: Mila Pavićević
outside eye: Julia Keren Turbahn
costume & set design: Judith Förster
video: Yoann Trellu
light: Miloš Vujković
music: Georgi Tomov Georgiev


production: HZT, Uferstudios
partner: Kimberly Kaviar
coproduction: Emanat

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