The Robot Immigrants are currently creating a performance installation titled My Heart Is a Traveler. This piece explores personal stories of immigration across multiple generations and cultures set against a backdrop of perpetual technological change. By layering translations between an intangible past and an ephemeral future, we are creating multiple bridges and links across borders. What are we working towards? Can we open up a space to include new worlds, new beings, and a new era of co-existence?
Read more about our individual collaborators by clicking one of the links below:
My Heart Is A Traveler: An Interactive Journey Over the Unfathomable Cliff…
The journey begins as an environmental performance and ends as an interactive art installation. The technologies encountered along the way include: video mapping (onto both moving bodies and mapping moving bodies onto video in real time), the integration of field recorded audio and live vocal mimicry, light/shadow puppetry, and human-robot interaction with autonomous flying quadrotors. Layering these technologies with the natural elements of water, dirt, wood, and flour, we transition ancestral themes to modern-day metaphors. Moving alongside personal documentaries of our parents’ immigration experience, we invite the audience to join in the adventure and share their stories. Journeying past the shadow land of technological and biological mergence, join the Robot Immigrants in a land both familiar and foreign, a place where we are all native tourists building a society and searching for a home.
April 27th and 28th at 7pm
7 Dunham Place, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (map)
Additional Art Magic by:
Performers: Eva von Schweinitz & Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
Robots: Sameer Parekh (Falkor Systems)
Set: Daeha Ko
Building: Tri-lox & Build It Green
Costume Art: Lauren Fajardo
Graphic Design: Kemeya Harper
Photography: Eden Nova (Endless Inside)
Video: Keith Jenson (Brainwomb)
Technology, Resources, & Guidance: John Jannone (The Night Bears), Helen Richardson, Jennifer Mccoy, Dean Maria Conelli, & The Performance and Interactive Media Arts Program (PIMA) at Brooklyn College