Concept: Marco Donnarumma, Margherita Pevere, Andrea Familari.

Performers: Marco Donnarumma, Margherita Pevere, Hikaru and Maco Inagawa/4rude, Willian Lopes, Stefanie Wieser.

Light design and technical direction: Andrea Familari

AI music system: Marco Donnarumma

AI and machine learning: Baptiste Caramiaux, Meredith Thomas

Symbionts oversight: Margherita Pevere

Sculptures: Ana Rajcevic

Dramaturgy Advice: Anne-Kathrin Schulz

An original performance by Fronte Vacuo. Produced by Volkstheater, Vienna; CTM Festival, Berlin; Tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf.

First performed on February 5th, 2022 in Radialsystem, Berlin, for CTM festival // more information


ΣXHALE exposes algorithmic violence by questioning the responsibilities of both artificial intelligence and one‘s own. It is an ecosystem of catharsis, a biome whose very existence demands alternative forms of empathy and knowledge.

ΣXHALE is a rhizome of the Humane Methods project, an ongoing reflection on violence in algorithmic societies.