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KIBBUTZIM COLLEGE OF ART & EDUCATION TEL AVIV
TURING DAMES (ERAN HADAS, BATT-GIRL, DGANIT ELYAKIM)

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An interactive web-based opera — a virtual journey that traces fears stemming from the influence of technology, inspired by Brecht’s educational play “He Said Yes and He Said No”. The work incorporates materials drawn from virtual environments, such as prophetic texts dealing with the future of mankind on the web, images and animations. The opera is performed as a live show that is accompanied by music composed in real time by a computer. In the course of the plot, the audience is asked to decide between total devotion to technology or renunciation of it.

ERAN HADAS (B. 1976) is a software developer, poet and new media artist from Tel-Aviv. He is the author of 5 poetry collections in Hebrew. He creates hypermedia poetry and develops software based poetry generators whose input is the internet. His fictitious female poet persona is considered to be the largest hoax in Hebrew poetry. He is a member of “Cultural Guerrilla”, a group of activist artists that accompanies social campaigns. [PORTFOLIO]

BATT-GIRL (B. 1975) is a net artist/designer, from Tel Aviv. She likes to create from “non-materia” artworks based on digital information from the web alone, using automatic generators & code. Her works test limits and influences of internet-languages (Leet, Fakatzit), commonly used by communities of teenage girls. Her works are characterized by heavy use of ASCII-art animations woven into net-art and interactive installations.

DGANIT ELYAKIM (B. 1977) is a composer, sound- artist, and a media artist. Her compositions relate to the dialogue between human qualities and computers. Her works were featured at venues such as the Gaudeamus Festival (Amsterdam), OMA Festival, (Belgrade), KÖLNER Musiknacht (Koln), Steim (Amsterdam), Contemporary Music Biennale (Tel Aviv Museum) and others. Recent compositions include her Web-Opera “Laws of Reflection”.