For this project, the dancer Ursula Graber and the visual artist Pol Monsó Purtí carried out a series of experiments with live motion capture and projections with a 2.5D camera. Meanwhile, composer Diego Jiménez Tamame worked on the integration of the live audio processing system during several intensive work meetings and joint rehearsals.
The first version of the Trilogue project – 10 minutes long – was premiered on June 22, 2017 at the Ligetisaal of the MUMUTH auditorium of the Universtät für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz (Austria), in the Invisible Drives # 4 project, collaboration between said institution and the Anton Bruckner Universität Linz.
This multidisciplinary conception also casts important questions about our time. How and to what extent is our social reality defined through interaction with technology? How do you model our conception of ourselves?
Multiple philosophical and artistic currents have dealt with the concepts of cyborg, transhuman and posthuman. From the perspective of Trilogue Collective, art should recognize the importance of these issues and dilemmas that emerge from the social construct and try to develop an articulated response in this regard.
The performer in the Trilogue piece has the expanded capabilities of a cyborg: it behaves in a different and more complex way – on several levels – than what we consider (or considered) a human being. It is more than the sum of its parts, insofar as it can reach and cross borders that were unattainable in the context of traditional performance or interpretation: the multi-level, multi-task and multi-media control of a stage artistic discourse. It is not a simple elaboration of the romantic concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk, but a complex approach to the possibilities of technology as a vehicle for expanding our reality.
Trilogue Collective intends to continue elaborating questions and deal with it to understand what is the role that technology and global communication play in transforming our conception of society and our individual identity.