PREMIERE ON THURSDAY 30 JUL 20:00
Tiresias is a blind seer from the Greek mythology, who has lived as a man and a woman.
In pursuit of its identity, TIRESIAS, a non-anthropomorphic figure, develops a dynamic partnership with a human co-performer, avoiding dualities of the physical and the mechanical.’TIRESIAS’ knowledge is reflected in sound-waves as an approach to materialise the machine’s perception. Acting as a contemporary prophet, TIRESIAS is trained on Twitter data, generating its own interpretations of the future. We live in an era, in which we rely on technological systems. We trust the machines, follow their instructions, minimising our cognitive process. We need to be critical toward all “smart devices” we fill our lives with.
TIRESIAS acts as a critique that lays the foundations for mutual coexistence with the more-than-human ecosystem. Living on a planet nurtured by technological acceleration, we need to address the reality in which communities, politics, culture and technology are interacting.