«TwinLab: The Hidden Formula» – Performance @ ZHDK, Konzertsaal 7.K05 (Level 7)
Oct 25 @ 10:30 – 13:00

This live broadcast event combines two performances, one in Zurich and one in Hong Kong, which can be seen simultaneously in both cities. The movements of the dancers are captured by motion-capture technology and transformed into real-time visualizations; at the same time, the movement data is sent around the globe. This creates a dialogue between the performers, who are separated by 9,000 kilometers and six hours of time difference.

10:30 to 11:00
11:00 to 11:30
12:30 to 13:00

«aushub» by Markus Kirchhofer – reading and guided tour of the China collection @ Museum Rietberg
Oct 27 @ 14:30 – 16:30

In “aushub”, Kirchhofer compares poems written in China with those written in the West, thus opening up new, astonishing associative spaces between East and West. After the reading: Guided tour through the outstanding China collection of the Rietberg Museum.

The Social Credit System: Orwellian Nightmare or Digital Business as Usual? @ schwarzescafé I Löwenbräukunst
Oct 31 @ 18:30 – 20:30

A Sinica Podcast Live Recording

Transparent citizens, police state, totalitarian rule: The catchphrases used to describe China’s Social Credit System (SCS) are oftentimes lurid. China has announced to introduce a rating system by 2020, which measures and expresses the social behaviour of citizens and companies. Is the system the Orwellian nightmare that Western media often depict it as, or is the story more complicated?