In the organizer's words:

THE ME is a coming-of-age story that locates the moment of growing up in the field of tension between real life and digitality, artificial intelligence and gaming.

A production in fast cuts. Acting I Film I Projections I Sound in crossover.

THE ME is nominated for the Cologne Children's and Youth Theater Award 2021.

Mia is not really popular as a class skipper. This is one of the reasons why she spends a lot of time programming an AI-controlled game. At the same time, there's Ben, whom she likes. Without knowing it, Ben and Mia play with each other. Then NARZISSA, the artificial intelligence, intervenes and challenges the two protagonists in their perception and separation of real life and the gaming world.

The interdisciplinary ensemble created a production that blurs the levels both in terms of content and aesthetics: Humans, Avatars and Artificial Intelligence - Stage, Film and Projections - Machine Learning, Data Stealing and Emotion Recognition - Spoken Language, Projected Chats and Immersive Images mix worlds of experience and erase spatial boundaries. In this way, THE ME makes it possible to artistically experience the question of individuation in the back-and-forth between analog and digital experiential space.

In cooperation with the Chair of Business Informatics at the University of Siegen.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste / #TakeAction / NEUSTART KULTUR and the City of Cologne.

This content has been machine translated.


KKT. Kölner Künstler:innen Theater Grüner Weg 5 50825 Köln

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