Human/ID and are:era

StratoFyzika and Pseuda
Thu-Sat, Apr 8-10 & 15-17, 8pm-9pm
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Join CounterPulse for a double bill evening featuring works by our Combustible 2020-21 residency artists.

Combustible is a lab for intersecting art practices from dance and technology. Artists are given real, raw space and time, to collaborate on the creation of innovative live performance projects using state-of-the-art lighting, sound tools, and emerging technologies. Throughout a residency period artists share their research through designed public experiences and events. Combustible carves a place to be deeply inquisitive and experiment on the edge of what is known.

Human/ID by StratoFyzika is an intermedia dance theater piece that explores how current technologies are radically altering perception and identity, blurring reality with fiction. Using tools like deepfake technology, face/body filters, and live interactivity merged with live performance, the piece reveals how the elements that make us unique – our gestures and body language – can now be captured, stolen, and re-tooled for mass manipulation.

Pictured: Hen Lovely Bird in StratoFyzika's THÆTA. Photo by Dario Lagana

Pictured: Hen Lovely Bird in StratoFyzika’s THÆTA. Photo by Dario Lagana

are:era by Pseuda is a speculative science fiction allegory examining the complexity and multiplicity of our shifting identities as they loop and reflect back to us endlessly. Posing a question about the origins and future of those born into a cyber age, living their lives through a screen, as well as the implications of our ever growing techno-voyeurism.

Pseuda at Pro Arts Gallery. Photo by Becca Reilly

Pseuda at Pro Arts Gallery. Photo by Becca Reilly

Please join us for these special experiments

Apr 8-10 and 15-17, 2021

Thu, Fri, and Sat at 8:00pm


The Combustible Residency was launched with seed funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, as part of ARC which is made possible by support the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts, Facebook, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Emmet R. Quady Foundation, and CounterPulse members.


April 8
April 17
Free - $35