Omnidirectional chatterbot melodrama
2018, 15 min
Performance at Kunsthalle Darmstadt
"A few months ago, I caught my virtual voice assistant singing in it´s free time. I shut down the device and pulled the plug - but the song kept haunting me."
The melodrama "Hey Leo" raises up questions of automation and creativity. Several smart speakers are placed in the room as their virtual voice assistants start to speak to each other and to the audience. A performer enters the situation and joins this bias dialogue. The piece explores ideals of control and desires of formalization.