Robots are the future, they exist in the science fiction worlds of books, films and games. But even today, it is impossible to imagine industry and medical technology without them. They are also increasingly finding their way into our everyday lives: Vacuum robots, cloud-based voice services and care robots are widespread.
It is up to us to find a way of dealing with them.
What will these robots mean to us, who will we be, what will they be for us and how will we live with them across generations?
The artist collective DIPHTHONG explores these questions in their dance piece ANTHROBOT. Viewers are invited to enter the shared flat of two human flatmates from two generations (aged 11 and 75) and a robot. It is an independently accessible and discoverable world in which you can move around freely and watch the three protagonists come together. The robot has a life of its own: it can move, react to impulses and produce impulses itself. It will be interesting to see how two different people interact with it, work with it, use it, play with it, laugh and dance with it. Will the robot be able to separate, connect or perhaps even mediate human relationships?
03.12.2023, 11:00 & 18:00 -> with audio description
We offer a tactile tour one hour before the performance begins. Guide dogs are welcome on all dates.
We offer mobility sponsorships for older people by prior arrangement.
Link to the audio flyer: https://qultorellunterwegs.podigee.io/11-audioflyer-anthrobot
Link to the podcast episode: #10 - DIPHTHONG, a robot and accessibility for blind and visually impaired people (interlude)
Qultorell on the road Interlude
Before we start with the regular second season, here is another interlude - a guest episode by the artist collective DIPHTHONG. Ines Langel talks to Sabine Kuxdorf, a blind performer and accessibility consultant. She also discusses the genesis and special features of the new project ANTHROBOT, which will premiere on December 1, 2023, with choreographer Nikos Konstantakis. Qultor would like to thank the collective for this great guest contribution. We will publish an audio flyer about the production immediately after this episode, including important information for people with visual impairments and blind people.
About the voices:
The interview features: Ines Langel (moderator), Sabine Kuxdorf (accessibility consultant) and Nikos Konstantakis (choreographer)
Choreography: Stephanie Felber & Nikos Konstantakis | Concept development: Anna-Carolin Weber | Dance: Sonia Mota , Olivia Arcacia | Robots: KISD, Laura Juliane Wagner & Prof. Dr. Lasse Scherffig | Outside Eye: Carla Jordão | Stage & Costume Design: Eleonora Pedretti | Technical Direction: Daniel Swoboda | Audio Description: Martin Burike | Graphic Design: Leonard von Brenndorff | Production Management: Stephanie Felber | Accessibility Consulting: Sabine Kuxdorf | Production Assistance: Silke Manz | PR & Public Relations: Ines Langel | Documentation: Alessandro De Matteis
ANTHROBOT is a collaboration with the Köln International School of Design/Technische Hochschule Köln. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur.This content has been machine translated.
20,00 € (Normal) | 13,00 € (Erm.) | Accompanying persons for severely handicapped free