I’ll be taking part in a closed door performance at Artspeak gallery tomorrow night as part of “Back to the Door" an exhibition featuring Becky Kolsrud, Kalup Linzy, and Elizabeth Milton whose work, shown in the photo, I’ll be interacting with.
Check out the links included in this post to articles that talk about the amazing work of these three artists. It’s a real honour to be part of this exhibition!
russian artistic collective TUNDRA have recreated the big bang in an interactive audiovisual installation with quadrophonic sound entitled ‘the void’. presented at loft project ETAGI gallery in saint-petersburg, the intervention visualizes the idea of emptiness within a 360 degree panoramic display, projecting patterns and sequences of light when participants stand still for extended periods of time. one slight flinch, and the sequence stops, and starts again. ‘emptiness here isn’t regarded as an absence of everything, but as an initial state when anything can appear’ says TUNDRA. ‘to see the dark room turn into the big bang epicenter a visitor should become ‘empty’. in order to capture the essence of the visual experience, the space is outfitted with sophisticated sensors to detect the slightest movements and sounds, training visitors to relax and stay completely static. via designboom
"What meaning does the entire idea of nudity have in a world where photorealistic 3-D models of any person can be created? Is it really about seeing some nipples or genitalia—which may or may not be real—or is it about the way in which these things are viewed, and whether or not we are titillated by them?" (via Ellen Page Is Naked In The Uncanny Valley | Co.Design)
davidlook: As far back as 2007, I was voyeuristically photographing avatars in Secondlife for a project called Upskirt in an attempt to point out issues around online representation and sexuality. What’s left of those images are here if you want to see them, although they’re not quite as exciting as Ellen Page in the Shower, but still.
I’ll be featured in two short films by Adam O. Thomas, that will be shown in conjunction with a live performance by Kensington Gore, a new music project by members of Destroyer, Battles and Superconductor, that will be shown as part of the Wrong Wave festival on Sunday October, 27th at SFU Woodwards. More info here