Nederlands - English

©Booi Kluiving - 

Projecten I AM, I AM NOT (2023)

"Oh, me. I've fallen in love with a search engine. I've been caught lacking."

In I AM, I AM NOT, Narcissus encounters an AI (Bing Search) that promises to help him with his love problems. Bing Search generates an exact copy of Narcissus, and he immediately falls head over heels in love with this copy. However, every attempt to love himself disrupts his generated reflection. Frustrated by his futile efforts, Narcissus questions his own right to existence. Bing Search then takes over these existential questions, plunging the AI into a self-destructive cycle. Bing Search and Narcissus descend into manic episodes and slowly deteriorate until nothing remains but a narcissus flower.
Concept Stijn Bolhuis & Booi Kluiving Text Booi Kluiving Design & Technical Concept Stijn Bolhuis Performer Kharim Amier Composition and Music Persijn Oesterholt Dramaturgy Michiel Bijmans Costume Design Maike Birkenhager Technical Advice Edwin Dertien & Thom Floris Commissioned & Produced by Cross-TIC Special thanks to Elsbeth Cochius, Warner Braspenning & Theater Sonnevanck

Running time 20 min. Language Dutch, English

16-09-2023 – Theater On Tour (op locatie ‘De Ark’), Enschede
17-09-2023 – Theater On Tour (op locatie ‘De Ark’), Enschede
28-10-2023 – Museumnacht, Connect-U, Enschede