Event

Erica Scourti: Personal Proxies

30 May 2016

Event times

8pm

Cost of entry

£7.50 / £5 + service fee

London, United Kingdom

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  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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River Rooms, New Wing, Somerset House. 

Erica Scourti’s mytho-biographic performance explores the automation of personality, drawing on ancient Greek tales of the underworld and the notion of human and technological proxies. This performance traces a speculative situation of the artist being fired from her own job and replaced by automated affective agents and human assistants, questioning the role of efficiency-enhancers in an economy that valorises the authentic presence of the artist.  Personal Proxies  humorously explores self-doubt, anxieties of legacy and self-improvement.

Assistants for this performance are Maria D Sotiropoulou, Skye Arundhati Thomas and Afra Zamara.

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