(A  cocktail  party  generated  by  a machine  hosted  by  a  human)

24 hour
Host

tune  in  saturday  for  live  updates

The 24H HOST performance is a small party that lasts for 24 hours, driven by software that automates the event, embodied in human HOST. Every 5 minutes, one guest departs and a new guest arrives. Over the course of 24 hours, the HOST becomes increasingly depleted, but the software system drives her to continue, as the guests endlessly cycle through…

The physical performance takes place at MU, Torenallee 40, Eindhoven from Saturday, 25 November, 14h until Sunday, 26 November, 14h. You must be physically present in Eindhoven to attend. You can sign up here.

For those not in Eindhoven, you can tune in to this page for live updates begining 14h Saturday.

24 HOUR HOST is an artwork by Lauren McCarthy in collaboration with Casper Schipper. It was commissioned by MU and is further developed online as a project for the web residencies program by Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe on the topic »An AI Summer« curated by Nora O Murchú. Stay tuned during the month of November 2017 for updates and the open source release of the 24H HOST software to run your own party.