Influencer by oneseconds
Interactive performance at Ars Electronica
Location: IMPAKT main programme online
A character, alone. Lost. In a city. The audience has a choice: Go left. Go right.
This is the starting point for a 20 minute online interactive performance where the audience decides the faith of the protagonist. Influencer questions the autonomy of the human being in modern times. How far are we influenced by the majority? And how far are these choices influenced by technology and media? Are we going to a future where an a.i. controlled hive mind decides what the best choice is for us?
oneseconds is a Utrecht-based multidisciplinary collective of four creative minds. Their work moves inside the boundaries between performance, installation art and games. Most of their experiences highlight aspects of group behavior, systems or technology that inconspicuously influence our thoughts and actions. They like their work to be accessible and entertaining for a broad audience, but embed a deeper layer of meaning for the spectator who is willing to see it. Starting out as VJ’s at parties they were craving for more than showing moving wallpaper. They started making self programmed tools that enabled them to create unique content on the spot together with their audience. Watching people interact with each other and their tools inspired them to evolve their work into installations and performances, where the audience took an even more active role. Human behavior, and the ability to influence it is an inspiration for most of their work. Their work was presented at various festivals like Oerol, Lowlands, STRP Biennial, Dutch Design Week, IDFA, IMPAKT, EMAF and the Venice Biennial.