Resurrect In Peace (R.I.P.) is a phygital funeral for a bird. More than one hundred years ago the passenger pigeon was driven to extinction. Now it is given a farewell. In the midst of the sixth mass extinction “R.I.P.” celebrates the mortality of all existence and questions the political potential of a possible resurrection. The work is inspired by a group of scientists who are currently trying to de-extinct the passenger pigeon by means of genetic engineering. Three performers become the masters of ceremony for this tech intensive burial. Vive trackers register their movements and become ceremonial objects which communicate with a digital ecosystem. The bodies of the performers connect the physical and the virtual, the absent and the present. “R.I.P.” is a space for interspecies grief, a ceremonial admission of guilt, a lament in computer graphics.
Duration: 60 Minutes
Q&A after the presentation 10/12
Concept, Artistic Direction
Technical Artist, 3D Design
Brigitte Huezo, Kieron Jina, Karol Tyminski
Anan Fries, Brigitte Huezo, Kieron Jina, Karol Tyminski
Tra My Nguyen
Head of Production D
Head of Production CH
HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kaserne Basel, FFT Düsseldorf. Gefördert durch: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater Basel-Stadt/Basel-Landschaft, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung.
Maque Pereyra, Iftah Gabbai
Special Thanks to
das Museum und 3D Labor des Departments für Biologie der Lund University für den 3D Scan der Wandertaube.