Collectif Aïe Aïe Aïe (FR)
What will the human body look like in the coming eras? Will it be upgraded with technology? Will our descendants enhance their intellectual, physical or psychological abilities with electronic aids, thus becoming superhumans? Will cyborgs, robots and humans live side by side in future societies? Will they meet in a real world or a virtual one? Will technology outlive nature?
In French object magician Julien Mellano’s enjoyable yet disturbing production, performer Sarah Reyjasse takes on the role of a brain researcher ready for any experiment, exploring virtual reality through do-it-yourself objects that have been misappropriated. A journey through a fascinating yet unsettling world where the future is already present.
“In preparing for ‘Ersatz,’ I delved deeply into red-hot issues of transhumanist ideology, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, and other technological specifics. Torn between the fascinating and frightening adventures that the future holds and the poignant awareness of the original, the fundamental of what has gone before.” (Julien Mellano)