Chthonia

CHTHONIA is a performance lecture where the voice assistants Siri and Alexa (speaking through an iPhone and an Amazon Echo) have an on-stage discussion, exploring their hidden historical, political, and ecological aspects, and how they relate to the human history of myths and cults.

The performance features a live score, using only the two voices, that expands, twists, and distorts their ‘friendly’ tones into a darkly minimal acousmatic soundscape that highlights the uncanniness of the synthetic voice.  Accompanying this is visual art by Sougwen that responds to the themes of the work through an exploration of the digitised female body model and Bacchanlian myths

This iteration of CHTHONIA was first performed at Berghain in Berlin for CTM Festival 2020.