LAS Art Foundation presents

Marianna Simnett: GORGON

Part of Berlin Art Week 2023


English /  60 mins.

Rendering of a face reminiscent of the representation of a goddess in Greek mythology.
Photograph of Marianna Simnett on a flat roof. She is sitting in a tulle skirt in an open pose. The arms are stretched in the air. Looking towards the camera.
Photograph of a person in a costume depicting the face of an owl.

During Berlin Art Week 2023, LAS Art Foundation will present the world premiere of “GORGON”, Marianna Simnett’s first performance for the stage. In this newly commissioned work, the Berlin-based, multidisciplinary artist draws on Greek mythology to explore love, envy, power, and empathy in the age of machine learning. Written, composed, and directed by Simnett, the flute opera brings together an international stellar cast of collaborators including AI technologist Moisés Horta Valenzuela, choreography by Margrét Bjarna­dóttir, set design by Emilia Margulies, and costume designer Yao Liao.


Direction, composition & libretto: Marianna Simnett / Production: Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg / Greta: Jess Aszodi / Hans: Maria Portela Larisch / Flute players: Roy Amotz, Julie Huguet, Malin Sieberns, Kristóf Siklósi / AI technologist: Moisés Horta Valenzuela / Set designer: Emilia Margulies / Lighting designer: Sebastian Zamponi / Projection designer: Timur Novikov / Choreographer: Margrét Bjarnadóttir / Technical producer: Wibke Tiarks / AI dataset assistant: Ian Berman / Director of photography: Leander Ott / Editor and visual effects: Marianna Simnett / Music development & arranger: Jeremy Woodruff / Costume designer: Charlotte Buchal / Gorgon costume designer and fabricator: Yao Liao / Mask designer: Marianna Simnett / Make-up: Victoria Plekhanova / Hair: Sara Matt / Marianna Simnett studio manager: Ksenia Jakobson (2023); Andrew Wagner (2022–2023) / Marianna Simnett studio assistant / intern: Isobel O'Gorman / Marianna Simnett Studio casting director: Eva Vollmar / Project manager LAS: Flinder Zuyderhoff-Gray / Creative Producer LAS: Eva Mikelatou / Curator LAS: Carly Whitefield / Assistant curator LAS: Sophie Korschildgen / Curatorial advisor LAS: Tilman Kanitz / Head of marketing and communications: Felix Thon / Communications manager LAS: Marietta Auras / Press relations LAS: Ann-Charlotte Günzel / Communication and marketing LAS: Evelyn Nossol / Social Media LAS: Veronica Jonsson / Content Creator LAS: Carole Hassoun / Event planner LAS: Louise Nielsen


  • Past
    Wed 13.9.2023, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 14.9.2023, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 15.9.2023, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 16.9.2023, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sun 17.9.2023, 12:00 / HAU2

Further Information

  • Visitor note

    This performance includes strobe light, a hazer and a wind machine.


Commissioned by LAS Art Foundation.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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