2900 HUF / discounted price: 1500 HUF / family ticket: 4900 HUF
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Simon Senn, a plastic and video artist from Geneva, purchased the digital copy of a female body online, then embarked on a quest to meet the woman whose body he would go on to inhabit thanks to virtual reality. He takes to the stage to share his uncanny experience. In this digital conference the videographer and visual artist demonstrates how the virtual world and the real world are not always in opposition, revealing the unexpected entanglements between technology, representation, gender, and law.
At first sight, Simon Senn’s work sometimes gives the impression that he is a socially engaged artist speaking out against a certain type of injustice. However, his work reveals a more ambiguous approach. Even though to a certain extent it is primarily based on reality, there is always a layer of fiction that is interposed. Simon Senn (born in 1986) lives in Geneva. He has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the HEAD in Geneva (Haute école d’art et de design) and a Masters at Goldsmiths College in London. Simon Senn’s visual art is represented by Galerie Nicola Von Senger in Zurich, and his work L’hôtel des sapins is part of the Kunsthaus Zürich collection. He has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and the Kunstmuseum Bern, and has won several prizes including the Swiss Performance Art Award, Swiss Art Award, and the Kiefer Hablitzel Award.
You can watch the performance only REAL TIME, the number of viewers is limited.
With: Simon Senn, Arielle F. and a virtual body
Concept and direction: Simon Senn
Production: Compagnie Simon Senn
Coproduction: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Le Grütli, Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts vivants, Théâtre du Loup
Distribution and touring: Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
With the support of: Fondation suisse pour la culture Pro Helvetia, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Pour-cent culturel Migros, Porosus