Man – Sex – Robot
“Lola is a prototype of the Synthrophoid series, equipped with features of a sex robot. She features a special form of artificial intelligence programmed specifically for social bonds. Lola is factory-fitted with an empathetic and harmonious character”
In “Singularity”, an actor meets a sex robot. Humanoid and human material try to approach each other, to understand each other, and to enter into a transhuman relation. Of all robots, sex robots in their appearance resemble most to human beings. They seem to be the fulfillment of the pygmalion dream. With their function, they penetrate into the seemingly most human territory – the intimate togetherness. They represent a variety of desires, fantasies and fears associated with the rapid technological progress. The theater piece plays with the expectations towards such a machine. Much seems to be possible, many things are possible. At the same time the question arises how the technical thinking inherent to the development of sex robots is actually changing the notions of sexuality and partnership.
Premiere: April 2017 at FITZ!, Stuttgart
BY AND WITH
Samuel Hof, Nina Malotta, Folkert Dücker
A production of O-Team in co-operation with FITZ! Stuttgart. Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste, Landesverband freier Theater Baden-Württemberg e.V. and the city of Stuttgart