Amnesia Scanner
Anesthesia Scammer

Nov 30, 2019
Kraftwerk Berlin

AI poetry and AI generated prophecies through Oracle, Amnesia Scanner’s machine

AI poetry and AI generated prophecies through Oracle, Amnesia Scanner’s machine

On the occasion of Refik Anadol’s Latent Being exhibition at Kraftwerk Berlin, Amnesia Scanner presented Anesthesia Scammer, a new work commissioned by LAS that consisted of three acts incorporating narrative, music, video, animatronics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) poetry. The duo previously worked and performed with Oracle, the ghost summoned from the Amnesia Scanner machine. Oracle, this time was embodied in the form of an animatronic sculpture, became the lead protagonist. Anesthesia Scammer is a spiritual sequel to the artists’ audio play Angels Rig Hook exploring millenarian anxieties and digital deities.

Curated by Agnes Gryczkowska


Amnesia Scanner


Performance and Installation
30 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

© 2021 Amnesia Scanner
Commissioned by Light Art Space (LAS)
Curated by Agnes Gryczkowska
Assistant Curator: Liz Stumpf

Production Credits

Direction and Production: Amnesia Scanner

Set Design, Lights and Creative Direction:
Freeka Tet and Amnesia Scanner

Art Direction and Graphics:
PWR, Rasmus Svensson and Hanna Nilsson

Text: Jaakko Pallasvuo

Oracle Creative Direction, Design, Conceptual Engineering,
Electronics and Softwares Programming: Freeka Tet

Oracle Sculptures, Molds and Casts, Animatronics,
Build and Assembly: Alex Hollenbach

Music: Amnesia Scanner

Vocals: Lalita

Guitar: James Kelly

Anesthesia Scammer: Marc Elsner

Additional Sound Design: Tim Roth

Voice Actors: Marc Elsner, Britta Thie

Hair and Make Up: Jana Kalgaeva

Management: Peri Rosenzweig and Imogene Strauss