D.A.K.I.N.I. project


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This multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary project aims at investigating and creating dialectic bridges between the theme of Artificial Intelligence and contemporary Feminist Theories. It stems from an idea of the performing arts collective AjaRiot in co-production with the Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (NTL – Odin Teatret, DK) and it will be internationally developed in 2018 and 2019.

Our goal is the production of a performance in which physical theatre and dance-theatre, video projections, interviews and sound experiments will be the key languages of our research. Different phases characterise our project such as preliminary studies and investigation about the key issues, conferences and debates, community interventions, artistic workshops and a creation of a multimedia platform.

How can AI serve Feminist Theory and life? How can women take control of it?
What does happen after they take control of it? What do women want to pass on to future generations?

D.A.K.I.N.I. is inspired by the Cyber-Feminism of Donna J. Haraway. She proposes a virtual body, that is, a highly technologized corporeity combined with the objectives of the feminist movement.
The cyber world we are living in has dissolved the organic world into a series of electronic flows that control our existence: from bank transactions to medical biotechnologies, up to the most varied forms of depersonalised communication.
Philosopher exhorts to see technology not as an opposing a priori, enemy to humanity and human sciences. It is as if a kind of primitive anthropomorphism has pervaded the universe of technology: all the technological instruments are therefore products of the creative human imagination, they copy and multiply the potential capacities of the body.

AjaRiot in residence NTL – Odin Teatret (DK)