REMOTE CONTROL HUMAN

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Image (c) Vincent Roumagnac

 

A series of performances on the porous borders of self/other, techno/flesh, and fabulous reality. Human bodies are screens and stages for the performative relationship between technology and experience. Immersed in thespian fantasies of innocence and total control, RCH incites and investigates the uncanny experience of being more-than-one, less-than-many through a technomediated apparatus of power.

 

The RCH project (2017-2019) consists of three series of performances and artistic collaborations exploring the strategy of remote control. The first series of RCH lecture performances destabilise the conventions of conference presentation. The second series of RCH inhabit the contexts of theatre, fine arts and contemporary concert recital. The third series of RCH twists the concept of one-on-one performance. This proliferation of outcomes queers the form of repetition present in theatre: RCH repeats its performative apparatus across mediums creating viral, self-replicating, mutating strings of performance.

 

Remembering Cyborg Manifesto: “I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess.” (Haraway,1991)

 

Past events with Remote Control Human:

 

 

  • Remote Control Human Machine Laboratory, Theatre Academy University of Arts Helsinki, April 15 to May 4 2019.

 

  • 10th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research: Productive Gaps, Inspiring Failures, and Enhanced Dissemination Formats. Zurich University of the Arts, March 21-23 2019 In collaboration with Simo Kellokumpu and Vincent Roumagnac:             Q̷̯͎̑̆̇̔̇͝ŭ̵͉̠̪̅̄͘̚͘A̶͔͖̒̏͌̿͆Ř̵̖̜͛̉̈́͆̾ţ̵̛͕̠̩̬̎͒̄̒͛ź̸̟͓ ̷̡̲̰͒̃͂̀͠(̵̮͙͈͔̐̀̊̑̚ỏ̷͕͇͓́ṕ̵̢̧̲͒͒ę̵̤̮̻̘͌͆͠n̶̖̽̈̓̑̒͆i̷̤͆̅n̷̤̜̦͒̅̉̌̚g̶̞͓̏͗)̴̖͉̞̝͇̙͊̕̕

 

  • RCH (instrumental), collaboration with Brice Catherin, Maria Donohue and Colin Frank. University of Hudderfield, March 18.

 

  • Beyond Presence -seminar, Uniarts Helsinki, Dec 7th 2018 “RCH 107 Never Quite There (How to be a medium)”

 

  • SUHF conference Uniarts Stockholm Oct 23 2018 “RCH 106 How to be a medium? Double trouble.”.

 

More in Finnish here

 

  • PSiDaegu2018, Performance as Network: Arts, City, Culture “RCH 105 Performing Networks”

 

  • Uniarts Stockholm, doctoral studies “RCH 104 Skein” June 6 2018

 

  • DymaxiCon April 2018 “RCH 103 Performing Power”

 

  • Vetenskapsrådet symposium on Nov 29th 2017, organised by the Swedish Research Council. “RCH 102 Performing Symposium”

 

 

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  • Remote control human on national TV: Puoli seitsemän (at 3,5 min and 21 min, as the reporters enter our performance at Riihimäki theatre)

 

  • Designer and media artist Jyrki Pylväs’ first encounter with remote control human.