Photos: Mischa Lorenz

12Fifty Mb/s is about the artistic examination of the topic of “Big Data”. In this interactive performance the processes of data collection and data privacy are being investigated. Four international dancers search for the pillars and limits of Big Data and also address the question of how resistance can be made in the context of Big Data despite the permanent collection of data.

For the experience of the performance, a special app was developed in collaboration with the MIREVI team. The audience is provided with a smartphone containing the installed app. The dancers’ movements and the choreography function as raw data, which is sent to the smartphones to be converted into information. The choreography is built around three layers of technology – Motion Capture that triggers visuals in the camera view, QR Codes that trigger personal information of the dancers and NFC Tags that are inviting for a direct sensory interaction with the dancers. Each of these technologies supports and accentuates a different bodily approach and type of interactivity.

Contemporary dance is used to make the digital network process and the process of data collection tangible.

12Fifty Mb/s was performed from November 25th to 27th 2021 at tanzhaus nrw and is currently on tour.

A production of fabien prioville dance company, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw. Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW; the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf; the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the state of NRW and Neustart Kultur of Performing Arts Fund.