Radicalization Pipeline, HYBRID, HELLERAU, Dresden, DE, 2022

Solo show | 20 October - 20 November 2022

Theo Triantafyllidis - Radicalization Pipeline

Two seemingly endless hordes clash in a violent battle, wielding great melee weapons and screaming in distorted voices. 

A variety of characters - from citizen militias to fantastical creatures - enter the scene, only to indulge in an orgy of killing each other, slowly sinking their virtual bodies into a muddy landscape. 

The atmosphere is occasionally lightened by the medieval covers of well-known pop songs, which complete the soundscape conceived by composer and sound designer Diego Navarro. Looking at phenomena like the rise of QAnon, Theo Triantafyllidis draws connections between gamification, fantasy and political radicalization.

Live Simulation
Sound Diego Navarro
Curated by PYLON

The screening is part of the PYLON-Lab program COLLATERAL EXTINCTION, supported by the Kulturstiftung Freistaates Sachsen. This measure is co-financed by taxes on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon state parliament.

HYBRID - Arts in the Digital Age

At the beginning of the 20th century, HELLERAU was founded as a joint project of industry, research and art and as a response to industrialization and changes in working and living conditions. More than 100 years later, HYBRID, a new international platform, a laboratory, experimental and discourse space for the arts in the digital age and critical phases of global transformation processes, is established in HELLERAU.

 At the start of HYBRID, a joint festival of digital art and electronic music was presented for the first time in cooperation with MUTEK: HYBRID – CUTTING EDGE CANADA. This event was originally planned for March 2020, but due to the circumstances it could only take place in 2021 and almost exclusively online. For four days, from 11.-14. March 2021, thousands of international online guests attended audiovisual performances on virtual stages, NEW NATURE and other projects in an interactive gallery, listening rooms and a virtual after-show party at objekt klein a.

Also since March 2021 there is another new project in HELLERAU: HYBRID Box : In cooperation with PYLON and GRAFT Architects, HYBRID Box will present experimental and interdisciplinary art in the digital age by local and international artists as a new modular gallery in front of the Festspielhaus Hellerau and at the same time accompany the beginning conversion of the original east wing of the barracks on the festival grounds.

From October 20th to 30th, 2022, the new international festival HYBRID Biennale will take place in HELLERAU for the first time. Starting from HELLERAU as a free space in which artistic forms of expression can be developed in new and speculative ways, HYBRID biennial bridges between "analogue" and "digital" or also performing and fine arts. The concept of the hybrid should be understood not only in its technological, but also in its political and social dimensions, in the principle of kinship, encounters and differences as well as the potential of diversity.