New Work: Endgame

We aka das Shining are working on a new project: Endgame

Extinction is the termination of a kind of organism or of a group of children, usually a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. 

As we are at the moment at the beginning of the so-called Holocene extinction we created Endgame to draw attention to it. This performance deals with the connection of different creatures and their extinction. Our virtual life forms grow and thrive, they influence each other, explore their surroundings, mate with others and little by little, they die. The extinction of species sets in. 

Spectators of this event are invited to observe – and hear – the mesmerizing spectacle and the devastating end of existence, without the ability to intervene. 

The audience can influence the sounds generated by the installation by moving virtual ears via their smartphones to individual points of the scene. These ears generate signals that are evaluated by our synthesizers and thus control the performance together with us. 

The performance will premiere at the World Earth Day Festival 2022.