What’s the next stage in the evolution of humanity? Will we finally merge with the machines and with each other, creating the New Human, Humanity 2.0, permanently wired into the universal Mind of Mankind, finally dissolved, finally rid of individual existence…
In The Chinese Room Roosna & Flak investigate what it is to be human in a networked reality, searching for links between the technologies of power, the technologies of the mind and the technologies of information. How do these technologies shape the body? How does the body shape these technologies? Where is the mind in all of this? Will we still be human if we merge with the machines? Or are we already machines—free at least from the messy business of the flesh?
Premiered on the 16th of September 2010 at the Korzo Theater, The Hague, The Netherlands. Tour of Norway March 2011.
Choreography and Music: Kenneth Flak
Dance: Külli Roosna and Kenneth Flak
Light Design: Thomas Dotzler
Multimedia Design: Matsuo Kunihiko
Dramaturgical Advice: Thomas Falk
Video Registration: Josanne Buiting
Produced by Korzo productions
Supported by Norwegian Arts Council, Fund for Sound and Image, Ministerie van OC&W Nederland