404 opens the world to itself.

Through multidisciplinary feedback loops, the audience and artists create a completely unique piece which redefines what generative art can be. We will blur the lines between human and machine, artificial and organic intelligence.

You, the participatory audience, send instructions to the dancers, their movements motivate the images they're immersed in, which in turn shape the sounds that surround us all, which feedback back to the motion and movements. On, and in, and back through, this cycle continues, until we find the 404 error. What we are dealing with in these feedback loops is the eternal reflection of ourselves, and in 404, we seek to highlight the reflective and looping nature of humanity’s contemporary relationship to technology. We invite you to participate in an escalatory and surrealist experience with dance, acrobatics, electronic music and generative art.


Friday, October 14, 2022
19:00 - 20:00
Saturday, October 15, 2022
16:00 - 17:00
Saturday, October 15, 2022
19:00 - 20:00

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Provinzstraße 40-44
13409, Berlin


Dance performance, direction
Zinnia Nomura
Music, co-creation
Takumi Motokawa
Generative scenography, co-creation
Kazik Pogoda
Dance, co-creation
David Voigt
Assistant director / Dramaturgy
Keith Lim
Alex Cuthbertson
Technical and rigging assistance
Paula Riquelme
Digital design
Julie Amouzegar Kim
Bridget Hollins
Photography and Videography
Tim Hayes
Video editing
Vlad Konyshev
Xemantic / Prachtsaal Studio
This project has been made possible with the support of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Zinnia on her dance movement practice

I am working on the intersection of dance and circus, exploring alternative theatrical approaches to create innovative and immersive movement-based work. In my solo piece Machine (un)learning, I created a simple interface which allowed for fully interactive composition. By receiving the audience commands via MIDI Pad, I initiate a live feedback loop that enables the audience to co-create the dance performance in real time.

Kazik on his visual coding practice

I am using computer codes to synthesize images and videos. This practice is called creative coding and results in generative forms. The algorithm is written as mathematical formulas in so called shading language, describing how to transform coordinates of the pixel into experience of color. Such a recipe is passed to the graphics processing unit (GPU) of a computer, which is specialized in performing millions of pixel calculations in an instant. Other sources of signal can be mixed into the formula - the acoustic spectrum, video input, human body in motion. If the darkness is the canvas of generative video synthesis, then the process can be compared to sculpting in light, while preserving movement in time. For the 404 show I prepared a specialized programming language for binding synaesthetic effects according to phenomenological model of mind. During the show I will perform by live coding synaesthesia.

Takumi on his music

There’s a heavy portion of improvisatory elements involved in the music part of this show. During the pandemic time, I’ve developed techniques for generative music making especially in the live interactive sense - all came from that I wanted to have another musician to jam with. The device uses Ableton Live as a nest to host everything, and within that I use Max for Live and several other plug-ins connected and patched just like a modular synthesiser setup. Along with live looping and grand arpeggiators, what makes this project special is the linkage between music and visuals. This musical device is designed to take inputs from the live coded visuals and the values passed on via OSC will be the musical gesture itself; also at the same time what is generated musically will be passed back onto the visual side which will make a feedback loop in this performance. To magnify this whole concept even more, this whole setup is performed through a multi-speaker surround system with some sound objects planted into the performance space. These sound objects are everyday objects you find in your daily life but they have transducers attached to them, which then they become sound output devices connected to this whole system.

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