• © Jonas Fischer

  • © Jonas Fischer

  • © Jonas Fischer

Sentimental Bits – Encountering Perception

Gloria Höckner & Team

Two performers encounter the audience with human and technologized modes of perception. Inspired by an examination of artificial (emotional) intelligence and recognition technology, a live experiment is created that focuses on the question of perception. What does it mean to be “recognized” and how do we perceive? How can we discover intelligence in the connections between bodies? The performance invites us to drift through sensory layers (sounds, visuals, touch) and discover new notions of body and self. In this realm of the in-between, we explore the poetics of glitches – disturbances in the system. We search for a cosmos in the interplay of sensitivity, projections, emotions and spatial fluidity. Emotions are set to music and data is transformed into living feedback loops between sound and body. The performative encounter can itself become a glitch in the system of our perception; looking for human sensitivity and connectedness in the cracks between categorisation.


[Herein lies a paradox:] glitch moves, but glitch also blocks. It incites
movement while simultaneously creating an obstacle. Glitch prompts and
glitch prevents. With this, glitch becomes a catalyst, opening up new
pathways, allowing us to seize on new directions. On the Internet we
explore new publics, engage with new audiences, and, above all, glitschen
between new conceptions of bodies and selves. Thus, glitch is something
that extends beyond the most literal technological mechanics: it helps us to
celebrate failure as a generative force, a new way to take on the world.

Legacy Russell »Glitch Feminism«


The digital Sentimental Bits Archive is available here.


N O T E: Loud Music will be Part of the performance.


Gloria Höckner is a freelance choreographer and performer. Gloria’s artistic works deal with the relationship of the body to technology and power structures as well as the transformational potential of sound experiences.


23.6. following the performance (no registration necessary):
The exchange format Language & Art Lovers combines cultural interest with language acquisition: in tandems we exchange ideas about what we have seen in German, English and, if necessary, with hands and feet. Icebreaker questions from the card game »It’s a Match! For Art Lovers«.

Past Dates
  • Jun 23, 2023
  • Jun 24, 2023
  • Jun 25, 2023


15 | 10 Euros
For online tickets, 10% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


ca. 60 minutes



Artistic direction, concept

Gloria Höckner

Dramaturgy, Artistic Research/Creative Advising

Nora Amin


Katja-Maria/Kay Taavitsainen, Gloria Höckner

Music, Live Sound Performance

Victoria Keddie

Stage design

Felix Jung, Marc Einsiedel

Light design, technical direction

Ricarda Schnoor


Ilona Klein (reshaped with Höckner & Taavitsainen)


Paul Geisler, Fabian Nitschkowski


Ehab Abdellatif


Vanessa A. Opoku

A production by Gloria Höckner in co-production with K3 – Zentrum für Choreografie Hamburg, in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost Berlin. Supported by AUTONOM of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Elbkulturfonds, co-financing fund of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.

Remount supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR. With the kind support of Theaterhaus Berlin or the production centers Kulturinitiative Förderband Berlin.