Thomas Ryckewaert

Move 37

Part of the festival “Spy on Me #2”


English /  approx. 90 min.

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In 2016, the computer programme AlphaGo challenged the world champion of Go, the oldest board game in the world. The computer came up with a solution no human being could have imagined. The director and actor Thomas Ryckewaert takes this moment as the starting point for this lecture performance about phenomena that are beyond human imagination. With cosmologist Thomas Hertog he joins on a trip through the cool horror of the intelligent machine, the beauty of fading conventions on what is human, through time and space warped in black holes.


Direction & Script: Thomas Ryckewaert / Text & Performance: Thomas Hertog, Thomas Ryckewaert / Dramaturgy: Kristof Van Baarle / Scenography: Erki De Vries / Light: Giacomo Gorini, Janneke Donkersloot / Sound: Jürgen De Blonde / Video: Paul Van Caudenberg / Costumes: Andrea Kränzlin / Director's assistant: Sibran Sampers / Production: Charlotte Cornelissen / Management: Karen Feys


  • Past
    Sat 21.3.2020, 20:30 / HAU2
    Sun 22.3.2020, 17:00 / HAU2

#Spy on Me #2 


Co-production: Platform 0090, Institut für Theoretische Physik (KULeuven), deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Het Laatste Bedrijf. In Co-operation with: wpZimmer, BUDA.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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