About The Algo­rit­h­mic Theatre

The Algo­rit­h­mic The­a­tre is an inter­di­sci­pli­nary work group and an inve­sti­ga­tion into what new algo­rit­h­mic tech­no­lo­gies are doing to our bodi­es, iden­ti­ties and socie­ties. It is an arti­stic research pro­ject at the inter­section of per­for­m­ing arts, visu­al arts and pro­gram­m­ing that takes a cri­ti­cal, inve­sti­ga­ti­ve look at algo­rit­h­mic map­ping and sur­veil­lan­ce — in short: the increa­sing algo­rit­h­mi­ci­sa­tion of life.

The core mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty are visu­al artist and aut­hor Kri­sti­an Byskov, playwright and sta­ge director Kri­sti­an Husted, dra­ma­tur­ge Per­nil­le Kragh and pro­gram­me deve­l­o­per and cura­tor Tina Ryoon Ander­sen. In addi­tion, chan­ging col­la­bo­ra­tors are invi­ted into the com­mu­ni­ty, inclu­ding sceno­grap­hers, per­for­mers, pro­gram­mers, visu­al arti­sts, resear­chers and theorists.

The Algo­rit­h­mic The­a­tre has shown at Den Frie Cen­tre for Con­tem­porary Art (Copen­ha­gen, DK) in 2023, are resi­dent arti­sts at TOASTER and have col­la­bo­ra­ted with The Danish Socie­ty of Engi­ne­ers, Art Hub Copen­ha­gen, AIR­Lab and the depart­ment of Game Design at IT Uni­ver­si­ty of Copen­ha­gen, The Cul­tu­re Yard (Hels­in­gør, DK), Husets Tea­ter and Uni­ver­si­ty of Copenhagen.