The day the last panda died is the entrance to a museum where we will explore the next 1000 years of the existence of humanity. An audio guide will make us travel through a dystopian future: pandas have become extinct and scientists have discovered how to incubate a human embryo without a womb. For the first time in history, humans might have the power to decide about their evolution.
Can we imagine the future expecting a highly digitized society undergoing exponential technological development? Genetic selection, transhumanism, A.I., eco-fascism… Where are the limits of what is human and what is not?
Projecte Ingenu rethinks the relationship with the public and proposes a performance between installation and theatre. The audience is provided with immersive headphones with an original soundtrack. They can move freely through the scenic space deciding where to look and building their particular interpretation of the show.
“Humanization is a process and therefore will never end. If we became human, the next step would be the development of characteristics that we will not know if would be beyond human condition. Arriving to the moment that we will be able to reproduce in an extra-somatic or extracorporeal way thanks to the contribution of artificial wombs, obviously, we will increase our independence from nature and, consequently, we will enjoy more freedom. The disappearance of social dimorphism will be one of the characteristics of the fully human civilization of this distant future, that is closer than we think”.
Fragment of “We are not human yet” by Eudald Carbonell
In the essay We are not human yet Eudald Carbonell and Robert Sala state that the human being is immersed in an unfinished process of humanization. According to them, what brings us closer to animals and moves us away from humanization are the concepts of property and territoriality, the establishment of social hierarchies, competitiveness and aggressiveness. But they also point out what can move us forward on the path of humanization, and among these criteria they include are knowledge and technology, its socialization and the process of equality between the sexes.
In opposition to the current of thought that defends the return to nature as a way to recover our essence, Carbonell and Sala bet on the use of technology to become fully human. And they do so at a time when technology is often criticized and even seen as the responsible for our possible disappearance as a species. The possibility of accessing a full humanization in the future and which shapes could this take, is the hypothesis of the research that we are going to develop.
Toni Guillemat Álvarez
Georgina Avilés Sarrias
Gerard Marsal Norte
Anna Pérez Moya
Neus Pàmies Juárez
Mireia Sala Aresté
Xavier Torra Xuriguera
A Projecte Ingenu production, with the support of Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC), Guaret Suport a la Creació Fira Tàrrega 21 i 22 and the collaboration of Nau Ivanow, Fabra i Coats, Convent de les arts d’Alcover.
Show will be premiered in Fira Tàrrega 2022.
Direction: Marc Chornet Artells
Assistant director: Claudia Manini
Playwright: Projecte Ingenu
Scenography desing: Alfonso Ferri Parres & Pau Vila Quintana
Lighting desing: Pau Vila Quintana
Costume desing: Marta Rafa Serra
Audiovisual desing: Alfonso Ferri Parres
Music and sonor space: Gerard Marsal Norte
Production: Projecte Ingenu