Set in a nightmarish simulation of humanity – a Brueghelian underground – musician and critical futurist James Ferraro creatde a preview of work in-progress for his first-ever groundbreaking “opera “, The Deluge. We follow an Artificial Intelligence (AI) as they try to understand human suffering and emotion. As the AI struggles to emulate what it means to be human, tensions arise between the clinical gaze of the machine and the imperfection of its emulation.

The Deluge was commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Transmediale as part of the New Networked Normal.