Morphogenic Angels

FilmInstallationNet Art

English / 

Rendering of a lying cross-legged avatar. In the background is a crescent moon.
Rendering of a triple layered face of an avatar.
Rendering of a mountain landscape with clouds floating through it. Above is a crescent moon and northern lights.

“Morphogenic Angels” explores a future in which people gain transhuman abilities through organic modifications. These new beings are designated as angels. They can live for hundreds of years and possess the consciousness of all species: ancestral and natural, physical, extraterrestrial, animal, cellular and cosmic. In this first chapter of “Morphogenic Angels”, the artist collective Keiken takes the audience into this future post-capitalist world. In a controller game presented in an immersive installation at HAU3, the audience follows the characters Yaxu and Anamt’u’ul, who fall in love with each other but are also confronted with the consequences of their shared development in a metaverse. The installation includes a video-game screening and virtual reality and ponders which values will be paramount in an AI-mediated world. The premiere will be accompanied by a play­through as a preview of the game with the Berlin drag performer Hungry aka Johannes J. Jaruraak on the Twitch channel “hungxiety”.                                                      


Creative direction: Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori, Isabel Ramos (Keiken) / Programming, Game Design & Technical Direction: Limbo Tech / Visual Effects, Concept & Game Design: Mati Bratkowski / Animation/VFX: Carlos Minozzi / Music & Sound Design: wavesovspace / Environment Creation, Concept & Design: 00 Zhang / Motion Capture Movement: Sophie Mars / Voice Actor - Yaxu: Tanya Cruz / Voice Actor - Anamt’u’ul: Claire O’Leary / Voice Actor - Yaxu Ancestor 1: Helen Cruz / Voice Actor - Yaxu Ancestor 2: Chema Cruz / Voice Actor - Narrator: Elvera Avery / Additional Visual Effects: Clifford Sage / 360° VR & CGI Video Visuals: George Jasper Stone / Virtual Reality Partner: HTC VIVE Arts / Studio Management: Hekátē Studios (Dominic Lauren, Vaso Papadopoulou, Aristea Rellou) / Technical Production: James Stringer / Project Production: Alexander Boyes


  • Past
    Mon 22.5.2023, 18:00 / HAU3
    Mon 22.5.2023, 20:00 / HAU3
    Tue 23.5.2023, 18:00 / HAU3
    Tue 23.5.2023, 20:00 / HAU3
    Wed 24.5.2023, 18:00 / HAU3
    Wed 24.5.2023, 20:00 / HAU3
    Thu 25.5.2023, 18:00 / HAU3
    Thu 25.5.2023, 20:00 / HAU3

15.5., 20:00: “Morphogenic Angels” Playthrough with Hungry on HAU4 and Twitch.


Production: Keiken / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Prototype support: C/O Berlin. 


“Morphogenic Angels” film: commissioned by Somerset House Studios and supported by the DCMS and Arts Council England through the Culture Recovery Fund. 


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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