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‘IVF-X: Posthuman Parenting in Hybrid Reality’ nominated for innovation award Filmfest Bremen.

IVF-X will show at Kunsthalle Bremen 20-25 April 2022, and is nominated for all the innovation categories: Narrative innovation, visual innovation, and technological innovation. The awards will take place 25th of April. IVF-X is an awarded continuously mutating transmedia experience inviting *couples or singles to 'breed' digitally in a posthuman clinic using A.I. & Procedural Visual Simulation to grow cyborgs. *LGTBQ+ Proof. In the future, what will it mean for humans to breed if it is not so much a biological matter but ...
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Composing modes of perceiving

Through the use of 14 experiential dimensions. Masterclass at ERRANT SOUND, BERLIN 18 December 2021 By looking at fourteen modes of experience, of which ‘hearing’ is one, Victorine van Alphen will look into shaping different states of perception. By viewing each mode of experience as an instrument within a sensorial orchestra, Victorine explores how complex experiences can be composed and can significantly influence the overall experience of an exhibited art work.  Three key elements of the experience of a ...
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Artificial Intimacy Lecture performance @ MACA (Moving Arts Centre Amsterdam)

‘The Artificial Intimacy Quiz’ invites you into the position of creator. You are confronted with radical decisions and human subtleties distilled from 'IVF-X: Posthuman parenting in hybrid reality', a futuristic cyborg clinic. Van Alphen questions our intimate relationship to the digital realm - and thus our own physicality - experientially. Through the cyborg clinic she has witnessed over 100 ‘couples' and singles eager to breed and meet their own cyborg babies, while navigating intimate reproduction desires & ...
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16-31 of October 2021: IVF-X as part of IMAGINE FILM FESTIVAL @LAB111, Amsterdam

Breed & Meet your own cyborg baby now in this Golden Calf awarded futuristic installation. An immersive audiovisual experience speculating on the future of human reproduction. (Last chance to see IVF-X in The Netherlands:) Reserve your 20 minute time slot here. "a third space beyond the ever-present binary thinking" wrote the Netherlands film festival jury - who nominated IVF-X for a golden calf and unfolded the urgency: "IVF‑X does what good sci-fi can do. It becomes a mirror for our existing world, in this case ...
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IVF-X receives Golden Calf for Digital Culture at Netherlands Film Festival

"a third space beyond the ever-present binary thinking" A dream to read the words of the jury - who nominated me for a golden calf and unfolded the urgency: "IVF‑X does what good sci-fi can do. It becomes a mirror for our existing world, in this case addressing presup­po­si­tions and biases surrounding parent­hood. The care­fully consid­ered scenog­raphy and the stages in which the story is constructed make even a scep­tical audi­ence into vulner­able partic­i­pants. Story and tech­nology are one. This is not a VR ...
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IVF-X Digital Parenting in Hybrid Reality

Next Expo at Bremen Film Festival 2022 | In the future, what will it mean to breed or reproduce if it is not so much a physical matter but a matter of choice and technology? Speculating on the future of human reproduction, Victorine van Alphen created a hybrid reality in which you can breed & meet your own cyborg baby based on human characteristics in post-human bodies. After an interview with futuristic elements, you will encounter your interactive cyborg baby, uniquely rendered for you, based on ...
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