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Algorithmic Rituals - The Infinite Self

Philosophy and science have mostly dealt with human existence. Until recently, nobody thought that technology could also be an organism. The ecosystem of all invented things. This system wants to grow, multiply, be free, expand space,be omnipresent, become beautiful, increase its complexity, adapt to nature, accelerate evolution, and play the infinite game.

In the installation „Algorithmic Rituals - The Infinite Self“ premiered in 2019 at the  Festival “Politics of Algorithms - Art, Life, Artificial Intelligence” at the Münchner Kammerspiele, three robots perform a ritual.

As moving parts in a machine-like tableau vivant, they encounter the audience and themselves. Their movements obey a rhythm that we humans have created but cannot yet interpret.


Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg

Spatial design, video, sound
Markus Selg

Head of technichal production
Amon Ritz

Münchner Kammerspiele in the framework of the festival “Politics of Algorithms – Art, Life, Artificial Intelligence

Something Great


Susanne Kennedy (Germany, 1977) studied direction at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam, debuted on the Dutch stage. In 2011 she was invited to work at the Münchner Kammerspiele. For “Fegefeuer in Ingolstadt,” she was voted Young Director of the Year by Theater heute magazine in 2013. In recent years, she has been based at Volksbühne Berlin and Münchner Kammerspiele, produced “Ultraworld” and “Oracles” with Markus Selg in 2020. Distorted by masks, playback dialogue, doppelgängers and multimedia, the actors confront the audience with the question: what does it mean to be human?

Markus Selg (Germany, 1974) is a multimedia artist exploring the dynamics between archaic myth and computer technology in forms of digital painting, sculpture, immersive installations, theatre and VR. He received the Faust Award 2020 for best stage design of “Ultraworld” a collaboration with Susanne Kennedy. He has been active across a variety of genres, including performing art, feature films, and opera productions.