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+ / - Human Wayne McGregor at The Roundhouse

11.08.2017

Editorial and Photography by Drucilla Burrell

Have you ever wondered what it means to be human in an algorithmic future? +/- Human, Wayne McGregor’s major new work at The Roundhouse asks you to explore this question.

ArtRabbit went along to experience the stunning new collaboration between McGregor, Random International and Warp Records asking what is the relationship between humans and technological entities? Melding bodies and programming, performers and spectators, every person visiting this immersive installation will have a completely unique experience. 

Followed or watched, comforted or controlled, how you view the apparently sentient spheres, programmed using complex algorithms, will be largely shaped by your view of our AI driven future.

On Friday and Saturday evenings the installation hosts an immersive dance created by McGregor featuring Company Wayne McGregor performing with dancers from The Royal Ballet.

Interacting with the spheres the dancers play out our greatest hopes, and fears, for a world where technology and humanity increasingly collide. Exploring the social, human, technological and sentient, this installation will leave you questioning if there really are meaningful connections beyond humanity. 

 

Wayne Mcgregor's +/- Human
Installation and Dance Performance
The Roundhouse
10 Aug 2017 – 28 Aug 2017

Open daily from 12pm, Last Entry as follows:
Tues – Thurs: 8pm (Installation will close at 9pm)
Fri – Mon: 5pm (Installation will close at 6pm)

Installation: £5 - £7, under 26s free

Dance: Standard tickets sold at £15 will increase to £17.50 on the door.

Credits
Part of the Bloomberg Summer Series. Commissioned by the Roundhouse, with support from The Royal Ballet, +/- Human is curated by Wayne McGregor, Zoological art installation by Random International, lighting by Lucy Carter, sound by Mark Pritchard, dance performances choreographed by Waynew McGregor and performed by Company Wayne McGregor and dancers from The Royal Ballet, music by WarpRecords.

Drucilla Burrell is a London based photographer and art enthusiast interested in exploring the currency of the 'real' in an algorithmic social future. Explore the visual ramblings on Instagram and Twitter.