Bodies, Surrogates, Emergent Systems

Snows

"Carolee Schneemann, one of the pioneers of performance art and experimental cinema, created an interactive electronic environment for her multimedia performance, Snows, which premiered in… Read More »Snows

Music for Solo Performer – for enormously amplified brainwaves and percussion

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

The Girlfriend Experience

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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.

Life Writer

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“Life Writer consist of an old-style type writer that evokes the area of analogue text processing.

Alex

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Elle

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Them Fuckin’ Robots

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“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