Bodies, Surrogates, Emergent Systems
[video src=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIPU2ynqy2Y align:left]EEG electrodes attached to the composer/performer Alvin Lucier’s scalp detect bursts of alpha waves generated when the performer achieves a meditative, non-visual brain state. These alpha waves are amplified and the resulting electrical signal is used to vibrate percussion instruments distributed around the performance space.1
[video src=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvLctD62G58]EOD 02 is an installation by Frederik De Wilde created in collaboration with LAb[au].
From the artist’s website:
From the artist’s website
[video src=http://vimeo.com/8795185 height: 220 align: right] The growth of online communities such as Second Life and World of Warcraft enabled the creation of personal online social and economic existence. This raises many questions about our own existence and about the consequences and even the dangers of online communities, for example, the well-known “Rape in Cyberspace” reported in 1993. Artist Martin Butler pushes these ideas with his work, Girlfriend Experience, a multiplayer game allowing one to enter into a real-life person and use this person as an avatar. Because the avatars are real people, in order to win their trust and have them perform special tasks, one first need to get to know them and find out what is possible.
“Ten white Moulinex Optiblend 2000 mixers were placed on a
Interview with the artist David Bowen about Growth Modeling Device
“Life Writer consist of an old-style type writer that evokes the area of analogue text processing.
Four elements of the sculpture installation with house lights up
“Fellow artist Laura Kikauka and I each built an electro-mechanical sex machine (hers, female; mine, male) without consulting each other on the particulars, apart
Documentation of “Essay Concerning Human Understanding” begins at about 2:00 minutes.