Marco Donnarumma presents “Corpus Nil”
Artist, performer and scholar Marco Donnarumma uses the medium of the body to speak critically of ritual, power and technology. Since the early 2000’s he mixes new media, contemporary performance and computer music to create disturbing art. He manipulates bodies, creates choreographies, engineers technology and composes sounds, combining disciplines and media into an oneiric, sensual, uncompromising aesthetic. Touring regularly for the past fifteen years across major and independent theaters, concert halls, festivals and museums worldwide, his repertoire has received numerous acknowledgments.
‘Corpus Nil’ is a duet performance for a human body and an artificially intelligent machine. A naked body, partly human and partly machine, lies on stage, connected through biophysical sensors to the performer’s limbs. The machine emits electrical voltage and corporeal audio information, and at the same time responds to the motions of the performer’s body. In an unstable feedback loop, the body and the machine pollute each other, shrouding the boundaries of their identities.