24 Jun 2022, 11:00 – 16:00
Arvida Byström performance - Art in a Day

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Arvida Byström, 2022

With A Cybernetic Doll’s House, Arvida Byström develops a performance staging a conversation with an A. I. sex doll for O—Overgaden as part of Art in a Day

On 24 June, Copenhagen’s six contemporary art institutions are turning the city into a stage for performance art when Art in a Day kicks off with a programme buzzing with free art experiences. The star-studded programme features international and Danish artists, including a performance by Arvida Byström.

Arvida Byström is a visual artist who works with performance, installation art, and photography to create immersive landscapes where she places the body at the centre of attention – her own and that of the public – to turn it into a site for negotiation of heteronormative notions of gender, body, and sexuality.

With A Cybernetic Doll’s House, Byström develops a performance staging a conversation with an A. I. sex doll. The doll is a luxury model sex doll designed to learn and have a real conversation with its owner. In the performance, the artist is exploring digitally feminised objects, such as Apple’s Siri. Even though these are artificial objects, they still embody gender. How complex conversations are one able to have with these machine-learning protocols? A Cybernetic Doll’s House premieres at Art in a Day as part of a larger collection of works.

13:00 - 13:20: Performance

13:20 -13:50: Break (30 min)

13:50 - 14:10: Performance

14:10 - 14:40: Break (30 min)

14:40 - 15:00: Performance

15:00 - 16:00: TIE BREAK (1 h)

16:00 - 16:20: Performance

16:20 - 16:50: Break (30 min)

16:50 - 17:10: Performance

17:10 - 17:40: Break (30 min)

17:40 - 18:00: Performance

Join us for Art in a Day, where we present performances throughout Copenhagen and in the city’s six art institutions.

See the full programme and read more on Facebook here