Federico Díaz and J. M. Ledgard: BOAR


BOAR, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, 2022 © Dario J. Laganá

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin

3:30—4 pm Live-Performance
5—5:30 Uhr Live-Performance
6:30—7 Uhr Live-Performance

The 30-minute performance takes place in the backyard of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

Attendance is possible without advance registration, admission is free.

During the 12th Berlin Biennial, this year’s partner LAS (Light Art Space) presents the site-specific robotic performance BOAR by artist Federico Díaz and novelist and technologist J. M. Ledgard. Spot, a robot developed by Boston Dynamic, imitates a wild boar through artificial intelligence (AI) that addresses the question about the evolution of AI and future relationships between species..

BOAR picks up on the human-animal relationship by referencing the wild boar, which is widely spread in Berlin, and artificial intelligence (AI). The performance explores AI’s role in reconciling human beings with the natural world, taking up the issues of (future) interspecies relationships between biological and non-biological life forms, the evolution of AI, and the super territory – a space in which Díaz situates the merging of the biological and technological. Viewers are invited to revisit their own emotional responses to AI and nature, no prior knowledge of BOAR required.