“I was trying to install Pixelmon and when I load the world, it loads a bit, then says shutting down internal server, and then it crashes’’ is an attempt to understand the vibration, vagueness and withdrawal that takes place between different networks of agents. In the performance, Moilanen is Pixelmon who meets a bee that appears on the TV screen. The performance lecture microscopises this meeting, whose complex structure Tuominen ponders while adapting to Moilanen’s bodily performance. There is a twist, however, because Marlon is not an ordinary Pixelmon, but the keeper of Earth’s matrilineal and ancestral knowledge. Marlon knows that the bee on the screen will not bend against human language saturated with metaphors - it might result in the combustion of a hard drive. As such, Marlon has a secret weapon: sensitisation, listening, physicalness, feeling and meditating. Marlon halts the space, invites the audience to quieten, to observe the questions the bee is trying to ask us.
Performers: Marlon Moilanen & Suvi Tuominen Concept: Suvi Tuominen 1st draft performed at UrbanApa festival ''Vibrations'' 4.10.2019
Theoretical insights from: Ian Bogost - 'Alien Phenomenology, or what it's like to be a thing'
Special thanks to beekeeper Merja-Riitta Laurila