The Zero – Juan Pablo Cámara & Zander Porter
Performance / Vorspiel Festival
24.01.2020 7pm - 9pm
The performance entitled The Zero by artists Juan Pablo Cámara and Zander Porter takes place on Friday, January 24th 2020 at SomoS as part of the 2020 “Vorspiel,” the preliminary program leading up to the Transmediale Festival for Art and Digital Culture.
The Zero unites the physical realm with the digital where the presence of technology interferes with rehearsed and improvised human interactions between the two male-embodied performers.
The artists describe their performance as a “hypocenter: a ground zero warzone staging a never-before-seen battle. The rules of combat are described by a computationally-encoded ‘TreeMap.’ The TreeMap is a node-matrix of relationality where nodes are defined by states of embodiment which both performers enter with telepathic, ultra-connected immediacy. Rehearsed through eye-to-eye-contact (and sometimes ‘hand-to-hand combat’), the Zero’s matrix permits accelerated transitions, unforeseen evolutions, and the erosion of identification.”
The Zero represents Cámara’s and Porter’s memory algorithm. An emptied nest, it is a choreography welcoming a hoard of new figures, fictions, species, and meshes always sitting at the edges of representation.
We are looking forward to seeing you at this much anticipated performance.
About the Artists:
Zander Porter is an artist, performer, and curator from Los Angeles, based in Berlin. Porter’s work focuses on the space between “liveness and onlineness,” proposing new forms of social relation with internet culture and technology at the forefront.
Juan Pablo Cámara is an Argentinian artist, dancer, and performer, based in Berlin. His work creates narratives and identities that problematize the ways in which language determines experience and perceptions of reality.