Black Box Ni 2010

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Black Box Ni

Wearing a special interactive costume, Paul Granjon delivers his most recent performance work focusing on the latest developments of military robotics. However, during the course of the presentation a mysterious electronic black box sends radio-wave commands to the costume, interrupting the smooth flow of his delivery. He has to complete a mission for the black box before resuming his human activities.

Black Box Ni is Paul Granjon’s latest reflection on the co-evolution of humans and machines. The performance tackles issues of technological dependence, human adaptation and communication with machines and features a unique mix of funny robots, painful weaponry, sad songs and a happy ending.

"Whether watching Paul Granjon perform with his cast of crazy robots or entering the strange world of his gallery installations you know you’re in for a treat."
Western Mail

Black Box Ni was commissioned for the Sacred Festival, Chelsea Theatre, London