The performance höher – schneller – weiter questions the encounter of a machine, an exoskeleton controlled with artificial intelligence, and a human. Both would like to understand each other, but there are many misunderstandings. They try to get along, and when they fail, they try again more intensely. As the viewer watches the two fight, he begins to develop feelings for the machine. At the beginning, the machine seems brutal and scary, but once the viewer sees that the machine is trying to befriend and support the human, the image changes and the machine loses its discomfort and becomes human. Is it possible for a machine to become human thanks to artificial intelligence?
Credits: Manuela Luterbacher, Ronja Römmelt
Photography: Raphael Hünerfauth, science+fiction 2021 Basel