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slowdanger :: empathy machine

KST Presents

KST’s Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave

An evening-length quintet, empathy machine is an imagined future, a beginning, an ending, an answer, and a warning. With intense physicality, responsive technology and heightened states of awareness, empathy machine questions societal reflexes by desexualizing intimacy, and examines empathy as an ongoing process of sensitizing ourselves to our bodies, companions, and environment. Collaboratively constructed with Projectile Object / Neil Henke and computational artist Char Stiles and performed by Ru Emmons, Roberta Guido, Simon Philips, Taylor Knight, and Anna Thompson, empathy machine takes a multidisciplinary approach to world building.

Please be aware, this performance contains atmospheric effects including haze and strobe lighting as well as partial nudity.

empathy machine is supported by The Opportunity Fund and Pittsburgh Foundation’s A. W. Mellon Grant. Additional support provided through residencies at Springboard Danse Montreal, The Space Upstairs, The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and PearlArts Studios.


Tickets for slowdanger’s empathy machine are SOLD OUT! For each performance a waiting list will begin at 7:00pm at KST’s Alloy Studios. You must appear in person to be added to the waiting list. 

Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.