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Free Lunch Series

The Algorithmic Theatre

April 26, 2022, 12:00–13:30PM, Halmtorvet 27, 1700 Copenhagen V

The Algorithmic Theatre. Photo: Christian Brems

On 26 April, Art Hub once again invites you to enjoy a Free Lunch – this time in the company of The Algorithmic Theatre.

Writer and Visual Artist Kristian Byskov will together with Dramatist and Director Kristian Husted be in a conversation with Curator Tina Ryoon Andersen on their artistic research project The Algorithmic Theatre. They will present and demonstrate their current work on memories and how to algorithmically categorize, compute, analyze, and rate memories. They are aiming to create an algorithm that can write stories based on the memories of people.

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If you would like to attend the lunch, please email us at rsvp@arthubcopenhagen.dk by Sunday 24 April.

Admission to the event is free, but there are a limited number of places.

The conversation will be conducted in Danish and the food will be vegetarian.
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ABOUT  THE ALGORITHMIC THEATRE

The Algorithmic Theatre is a work collective and artistic research project, operating at the cross-section of stage arts, visual arts, and programming. It investigates how algorithms affect our bodies, identities, and societies, and directs a critical and investigative gaze at algorithmic control, surveillance, and the digitization of our lives.

The Algorithmic Theatre has existed as an ongoing investigative project since 2020 and is currently working on the development of an algorithmic format for the stage arts, leading up to a performance-installation at Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art in 2023. In parallel a discursive events program is under development.

he core members are Writer and Visual Artist Kristian Byskov, Dramatist and Director Kristian Husted, Curator and Program Developer Tina Ryoon Andersen, and Dramaturg Pernille Kragh. The Algorithmic Theatre collaborates with Art Hub Copenhagen, TOASTER and IDA, and is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and The Bikuben Foundation.

THE ALGORITHMIC THEATER AND TESTING GROUND

This Free Lunch is part of The Algorithmic Theateres participation in Art Hub Testing Ground Programme.

In March 2022 Kristian Husted and Kristian Byskov were artists in residence at Art Hub Copenhagen’s Testing Ground Research Residency. During the one-month residency Husted and Byskov developed the concept for The Memory Machine Game, an algorithmic format that can be used as an artistic tool. Professors and students from the departments of Law (KU), Computer Science (KU) and Digital Design (ITU) was co-developing the format throughout a workshop at Art Hub Copenhagen. Further, a research journal will be developed as part of the residency.

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