Bodyscan 223, a Misfit Cyberpunk Act, is a media dance event by Robin Nimanong, scanning our conflicted ideas about technology, accessibility and queer identity. The dancers present their queer bodies as testimonies against errored structures of society. The work premiered at Amsterdam Fringe Festival in September 2021.
The audience scans their own experience through the non-conforming performers. Together they will enter a futuristic cyberpunk experience. Artificial Intelligence and big data are increasing inequality and threatening democracy. What if algorithms will control your lifepath? Will credits control our emotions?
There has been more and more online safe queer spaces popping up online. But when are they real? The dancers will discover the current reality in this queer hybrid research.
Dance artist Robin Nimanong develops his work in the field of society and queer art, to aim for unheard voices to be heard. Consisting of the interest in dance, the body and media. He combines these with questions about identity, self-care and activism, crossing borders between dance and other disciplines.
Robin commissioned me the visuals, sound design and sound mixing.
Media Artist, VJ and DJ: Irene Cassarini
Dance Artists: Joley Rammon Groeizaam & Jeroen Tiyuen Janssen
Dramaturge: Lara van Lookeren
Scenography: rfxprops & Creative Coding Utrecht
Poster: Jeisson Drenth
Supported by: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Research supported by: Janivo and Fonds Podium voor de Kunsten.