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Wednesday 2nd February, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

Dear spectrers,

Fronte Vacuo, the artist group I co-founded with bioartist and performer Margherita Pevere and media designer Andrea Familari, would like to invite you to experience our new durational performance Humane Methods [∑XHALE], co-produced with Volkstheater Wien, tanzhaus NRW and CTM/Club Transmediale Berlin. Please see the premiere and tour dates below.

∑XHALE is the third chapter in our series Humane Methods. The series reflects on the new forms of violence emerging in algorithmic societies due to the combination of polarization, climate catastrophe and AI megastructures. ∑XHALE is a 9 hour synaesthetic biome, consisting of 6 episodes for 6 human performers, 4 fungi, plants and 1 AI performer. Each episode lasts 90 minutes and is based on the same loop which evolves continuously, thus creating new micro-narratives every day. The piece is drastically transdisciplinary and combines dance, theatre, interactive music, body art, AI and biotechnological installation.

// World Premiere //
When: 05.+06.02.2022
Where: CTM Festival at Radialsystem, Berlin, DE
What: 2 episodes every day. Starting times: 18:00 and 21:00

// Tour //
When: 19.+20.02.2022
Where: tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf, DE
What: 2 episodes every day. Starting times: 16:00 and 20:00

// Austrian Premiere //
When: 11.+12+13.03.2022 – 18.+19+20.03.2022
Where: Volkstheater Wien, AT
What: 2 episodes every day. Starting times: 18:00 and 20:30

We hope some of you may be able to attend some of the performances and we look forward to swarm with you the world of Humane Methods.

best wishes,


Fronte Vacuo

Marco Donnarumma, Margherita Pevere, and Andrea Familari founded Fronte Vacuo in 2019 in Berlin. With a decade-long experience in defying boundaries across art genres, they create hybrid live art events as social experiments, where bodies, symbionts, sounds, AI machines, and images interweave, coagulating into pulsing and tumultuous biomes. The group’s ongoing project Humane Methods reflects on the myriad violences emerging from the entanglement of human societies, natural ecosystems, and algorithmic megastructures. Fronte’s body of work is created following methods of shared and dynamic authorship; any member of the group may direct or initiate a project and creative roles are shuffled around in ever-changing ways.

Marco Donnarumma, Ph.D.
Performing bodies, sound and machines


On Tour
5-6 Feb | World Premiere. Humane Methods [ΣXHALE] #1-#4, CTM Festival / Radialsystem
19-20 Feb | Humane Methods [ΣXHALE] #1-#4, tanzhaus NRW
26 Feb | Eingeweide @ CIVA Festival, Volkstheater, Vienna

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Across Bodily and Disciplinary Borders, Hybridity as Methodology, expression, dynamic. Performance Research, 25:4

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