Created by the performance company THE AGENCY as part of a work series concerned with the potential of physical and political movements, ›Medusa Bionic Rise‹ is an underground movement that operates radical optimization in the grey area between self-empowerment and self-restraint. As an online and offline movement and hacking the knowledge of global corporations that benefit primarily from new technologies such as artificial intelligence, ›Medusa Bionic Rise‹ is a draft of a potential resistance in the post-digital age. The spectators are invited as eventual newcomers to attend the actions of the MBR members, the prototypes, and to follow them into a challenge.
Artistic direction: THE AGENCY (Magdalena Emmerig, Belle Santos, Rahel Spöhrer, Yana Thönnes) Performance: THE AGENCY, Nile Koetting, Stacyian Jackson, Djibril Sall, Lara Scherrieble, Hrefna Hoern Leifsdottir, Anastasiia Antonenko, Lola Fonsèque Sound design: Nile Koetting Video, website: Hrefna Hoern Leifsdottir CGI: Elisabeth Meyer Voice-over: Mona Vojacek-Koper Production management: Sabine Klötzer Production management touring: Sofie Luckhardt Direction assistance: Lola Fonsèque Production: THE AGENCY, Treibstoff Festival Basel Support: Münchner Kammerspiele
Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.