Jonny-Bix Bongers
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Jonny-Bix Bongers is director, dramaturg and designer from Berlin. He has a background in theatre and cultural science. Since 2020 he is studying Design and Computation at UdK Berlin. In his more recent pieces he works at the intersection of performative art, new media and emerging technology.

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Jonny-Bix Bongers is a researcher, curator, and artist from Berlin. His is intrested in narratives in emerging technology and multimedia storytelling. He creates events, transdisciplinary research, and new media performances.

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Oceanflig ht
Media Dance Performance

Concept, Music, Development: Jonny-Bix Bongers Design, Development: Christian Schmidts
Dance: Orhun Mersin
Camera: Fang Tsai

The performance questions how we present ourselves in the digital realm, exploring avatars and metaverses as essential aspects of our future society. This piece uses digital media to foster self-expression and community formation, departing from traditional forms of representation. Drawing on Gilbert Simondon's theory of transindividualims, „ O cea n fli g ht “ combines motion tracking and gaming software to create an interconnected dance performance. The transdiciplinary team invites viewers to reflect on the transformative power of digital self-expression and its impact on our identities.

9min

Credits:
This work was developed as a MA project by Jonny-Bix Bongers as part of the Design and Computation program. The texts are based on original developments as well as Bertolt Brecht's "Flight across the Ocean" and Jacques Lacan's "The Mirror Stage as Formative of the I Function."

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