Android Opera “Scary Beauty”, 2018. Photography: Kenshu Shintsubo


A robot with artificial intelligence will conduct composer Keiichiro Shibuya’s android opera Scary Beauty and sing with a human orchestra. This one-of-a-kind performance explores the relationship between terror and beauty and humanity's fear of being made redundant in the future.

Part of the on-going exhibition 'Inter-Resonance: Inter-Organics, Japanese Performance and Sound Art', this performance is curated by Yuko Hasegawa. The exhibition is the second iteration of Sharjapan, a four-year-long collaboration with the curator, which this year focuses on performances and sound-based installations exploring interactions between nature, technology and human life.

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