URLAND doet De Empty Space

In URLAND doet De Empty Space, the collective experiments with AI as an artistic partner. Starting point: empty space. From there, artificial intelligence (AI) builds the performance, with URLAND as puppets.

We asked ChatGPT, “Write a script, based on URLAND’s previous work, about a collective experimenting with AI as an artistic partner.” We cloned our voices with a voice cloning software. From nothing, AI creates something.

Meet [insert name performance collective], an avant garde theater troupe. The story follows the troupe’s journey as they grapple with the integration of AI in theater, exploring themes of ‘creativity’, ‘human vs. machine’, and the ‘evolution of art.” URLAND embraces the unknown and flies with wings of wax beyond the clouds.

Language: English


URLAND doet De Empty Space is one of several research projects for Formerly Known As (november 2024). In this performance, URLAND plays with fire artificial intelligence (AI) and questions what it means to be an artist in digital times. Are we actually still needed? Boundaries are blurring. AI is everywhere, hive mind. They took our jobs! World domination. “Data overload, everyone is dying.”

‘URLAND doet’ is a playful series with experiments and research projects. An ode to that which is unfinished, the rawness of the working studio. The spectator becomes a participant and accomplice in a performance that may or may not be made. Together we grope in the dark.


Concept URLAND
By and with Thomas Dudkiewicz, Marijn Alexander de Jong & Jimi Zoet
Technicians Denzo Theatertechniek (André Goos) & Marcel Janssen
Production Leaders Andrea van Bussel & Elise de Fooij
Photography Sandra Zegarra Patow
Graphic design Ruben Verkuylen
Public Relations/marketing Esra J. Merkel & Pien Visser
Business Management Martha van Meegen
Business assistent Mara Liza de Bakker

Played Venues

TR William Boothlaan, Frascati