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Hatsune Miku @ HKW, Feb 5

4 February 2016

Japanese vocaloid and global pop star phenomenon Hatsune Miku is performing at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) on February 5.

As part of a joint commission by transmediale and CTM Festival, now running in Berlin, the event explores the forever 16 virtual idol as an “allegory of the commodified female body as governed by corporate regulation and normative social behavior.”

The performance and installation is developed collectively by artists Mari Matsutoya, Laurel Halo, Darren Johnston, LaTurbo Avedon, and Martin Sulzer, as part of a residency at Metal Liverpool, and deconstructs the vocal synthesizer product and “collaboratively constructed cyber celebrity” as a projection of a collective fantasy.

See the transmediale 2016 website for details. **

Header image: LaTurbo Avedon, ‘Still Be Here’ Performance / Installation with Hatsune Miku.

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