GOD MODE (ep. 1)
DMSTFCTN ft. HERO IMAGE
Location: Het Huis Main Stage
An AI destined for deployment in a cashier-less supermarket grows frustrated as it trains endlessly within a simulation – until it finds a bug to cheat its way out.
GOD MODE (ep. 1) is an interactive audiovisual performance exploring the use of simulation in artificial intelligence training. Set within a 3D simulation of a supermarket, the performance centres on an AI delivering a monologue on its condition while being trained to recognise items on shelves. The AI character is voiced and animated by artist duo DMSTFCTN in real-time, and accompanied by a soundtrack composed and performed live by artist HERO IMAGE. Throughout the performance, the audience can interact with the simulation and modify the environment using their phone.
GOD MODE (ep. 1) presents viewers with one possible kind of intelligence that may emerge from systems simulating the real world, and explores the characteristics and limitations of these systems.
What else is on Saturday?
See the Saturday timetable to visit the other programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26.
DMSTFCTN is an artist duo based across London and Berlin, working with audiovisual performance, installation and film. Their current research focuses on the relationship between real-time simulation and computer vision. Since 2017, DMSTFCTN has performed audiovisual shows at Berghain, Onassis Stegi, the Design Museum and HQI; has had films screened at Corsica Studios, Cafe Oto, Trust Berlin and Porto Design Biennale; and has had work exhibited at HKW, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Het Nieuwe Instituut, LUMA Arles and Aksioma. The duo’s audiovisual work has been released by Mille Plateaux (2019) and Krisis Publishing (2021). High availability, 99.9999999% (‘nine nines’) uptime.
HERO IMAGE― Artist
HERO IMAGE is a music project established by Richard Wilkins after an 8 year long hiatus from music production, having previously recorded and toured as Konec.