Theatre performance: The Silicon Passion

The Silicon Passion - photographer Sjoerd Derine

The focus area Governing the Digital Society (GDS) warmly invites you to a theatre performance titled The Silicon Passion. Armed with Bachs’ St Matthew Passion and synthesizers the performers search for a new way of dealing with big tech. The Utrecht-based media lab SETUP, in collaboration with 'De Transmissie' (David Schwarz and Derk Stenvers), are looking for a way out of the pit that technology has created for them. 

The Silicon Passion

They draw inspiration from one of the most important stories about penance: the crucifixion. Taking the St Matthew Passion as a starting point, both for the valuable lessons as well as musical inspiration, they want to find out exactly who or what should be nailed to the cross, and what the world might look like after a resurrection. Which day could be more suitable than April 11, the day after Easter, for such a reconsideration? Especially since the performance will be played in the 'Doopsgezinde Kerk' (the Baptist Church).


After the performance Michiel de Lange will moderate an after-talk, during which the audience can engage with the actors and each other, focusing on the role(s) that (media) art in general and theatre specifically can play in addressing current topics and debates that are usually only considered from an academic point of view.

We have only limited seats available, so secure a spot through the link underneath!

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Doopsgezinde Kerk (Oudegracht 270, Utrecht)
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