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Saturday, May 7 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Complessità : a human at the mercy of complexity

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Complessità (/komplessi'ta/ Italian, Complexity) is a real-time interactive innovative performance designed by Enrica Beccalli in collaboration with Roula Gholmieh. It is a journey into the beauty of complexity and our role within it. The performer is at the mercy of complexity thanks to a wearable device that affects his movements by modifying his sense of balance according to the movements of an algorithm that visually simulates a flock of birds. Complessità is an innovative Interactive Dance Performance that inverts the traditional human-machine relation: the human loses ownership of its movements and we enter a new dimension where the machine computes the moving human body.

The interaction between human and machine loses its unilaterality
and becomes (finally) mutual. With this installation, the artist wants to raise awareness of the possible role of technology in modifying, altering and conditioning our behavior on a physical level. 

This project aims to show the beauty of complexity by letting the spectator explore the relation between singularity and collectivity, individuality and community, the part and the whole.

The human figure and body movements are explored through a transposition from virtual to biological. Singularity and collectivity operate across both biological and computational contexts creating a visible manipulation of corporeal relation human-technology.

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Enrica Beccalli

Lead UX/UI Designer, Verificient Technologies
I am an interaction designer, digital artist and Fulbright scholar fascinated by the interaction between humans and new technologies and individual and collectivity. My projects are all about complexity, emotions and behaviors.
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Roula Gholmieh

New Media Designer, Freelance Designer / Self Employed
Lebanese Brooklyn-based digital artist and architect.

Saturday May 7, 2016 8:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Clemente Center