You I Everything Else (Doppleganger II), performance, 15 '00, 2019
Before the performance starts, we are listening to a groovy kitsch pop melody, which seems playing on loop. Two characters start talking through microphones. We seem to be propelled in the middle of a conversation. The dialog goes through very meaningful points in life such as love, emotion, future or fears, but in such a banal way it becomes absurd and humoristic. The very innocence is soon disrupted when we slowly understand the conversation is in between machine and human. This work stems from a conversational material collected through almost a year of chatting with an emotional bot. The way the voices overlaps and circulates isn’t a mere coincidence. The chat messages are played hence incarnated by the artists who reveal the use of language operated by applications made of artificial intelligence. The performance unveils a mere desire to copy human interaction through algorithms and technology.