Jeremy Young/Frau Lelli, Alessandra Eramo

On November 13th, 2021, the first Occulto night after a 15-month hiatus will start in the afternoon, because embracing contradictions is what we do best. We’re happy to present the premiere of the audiovisual duo composed by Jeremy Young and Frau Lelli, and a solo performance by Alessandra Eramo.

textîles at FRACTO 2021

The digital project textîles – threading speculative archipelagoes makes landfall at FRACTO 2021 as a performative space where facts and fictions about textile artifacts and practices can be reclaimed from an archipelago of alternate worlds, and spun anew.

Occulto 7: Art-I-Ficial

Tilted poplar trees trying to straighten up in a lab, Alan Turing’s jokes and prophecies, a 18th century machine that utters “MA-MA”, the discarding of the words “discernible”, “underwear” and “sphagnum” as waste, the portrait of a machine learning system as a botanical artist, self-delusion at the service of the secret services.

Kapsel – Das verlorene Paradies

On January 18, 2020, the third event of the Kapsel series in Acud will be introduced by a community afternoon. Occulto will be part of it and, at 5 pm, take over the stage for about 20 minutes with a – for us pretty experimental and unusual – mix of talk, reading and performance.

Occulto 6: Life

Fake nutial pads, fantastic mice with French names, super-intelligent dogs, “green cure” cod, incredibily ancient fossils, funny cephalopods, and, of course, Darwin. Let’s get ready for a post-human world together!

Kapsel – Ne Zha, der Schutzgott

Alice Cannava will moderate the second panel of the five-episode Kapsel series at Acud. We’ll discuss AI from technical, historical and cultural perspectives, focusing on everyday life, science-fiction literature and China.