Interactive Performance Art/ificial Intelligence – Robotic Ape Comes to BAM

When one of the world’s legendary performance artists – Oleg Kulik – collaborates with a visionary entrepreneur-philosopher – Dmitry Volkov – the audience rightly expects an intellectual blockbuster. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is presenting “OraculeTang,” their startling and fascinating installation “in the form of a giant robotic ape, which combines contemporary art with modern technology and offers an interactive experience involving the audience” tonight. This new work is part of BAM’s venerable Next Wave Festival that built its reputation since its inception in 1983 and is rightfully considered New York’s most comprehensive and daring survey of forms of avant garde in art and music. Image courtesy BAMOleg Kulik made his name with shocking, provocative performance art with an animal twist and, more recently, moved to “the spiritual man.”…


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