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Performance / Exhibition / Stage , performance
Project type: 2. Projekt
The performance-video-talk seeks to be an invitation to explore the notion of interface in software vision, skin, and children. The talk is divided into three tangled narratives, one the social mode of traveling that includes the child—the opposite of the lonely masculine traveler—based on the real experience and a personal story in a trip to Amazon in Colombia with Karin Demuth and her three year old boy Hanno, second a multi-headed reading of technologies of interfacing within computer culture and the surface of the jungle, and third a visual representation of the highly technical images recorded by Kinect infrared 3D-scanner/motion-detector. The result of the visualization is a heavily glitchy image, which aims in the performance to link the spatial practice to the perceived and the representational spaces to the real. The recording of the walking in the rain-forest as spatial and physical experience is thus dematerialized and has acquired a digital character. The dense and hot environment of the Amazon is replaced by an abstract graphic structure, thus bringing a new way to learn understanding the locality of the walk. The noise and the randomness of the technical coloring the surface of the jungle provoke an aesthetic fascination, and an appropriation of the impossible image of the forest. psychological gap between statistical reality and artificial life, technological visioning (vector of secret texts, ancient curses, digital dreams, medieval cyber-art), innocence of the eye, love at first sight, chasing a fantasy, poor unfortunate souls blind and lost in the jungle, calibration of the sightless within a complex self-referential system, standing up against the external world as a dense tropical forest, observer, system and environment, bug detector, digital spazieren, paradise of parasite, foreignity of the infinitely foreign face and always breaking body of what that is never in one piece, superficial animals.
Idee und Realisation. Sina Seifee
mit: Karin Demuth, Hanno Demuth
Luis Negrón van Grieken
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren