April 24, 2013

Tempo by Marie-Julie Bourgeois, Luiza Jacobsen, Rémi Bréval and Julien Brévalis:

a mosaic of sky in real time. Webcams from around the world set the sky and broadcast live images. By reversing the usual vision of the Earth seen from above, this installation offers an instant map of the sky. The work takes to beat the rate of rotation of the Earth and the sun becomes the reference point and the center position at the height of the installation. Tempo appears as an environmental monitoring, in which the viewer becomes the guardian
of heaven.

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April 21, 2013

Purge by Brian Lobel, is a durational performance which took place in London, England (July 7 – 10, 2011) for 22 hours and Kuopio, Finland (September 27 – October 1, 2011) for 20 hours. The artist spends one minute describing and defending his 1400 Facebook friendships to strangers in a public space. At the end of each minute, three people from the audience voted on who would be kept as a friend and who would be deleted.

Purge addresses where online friendship stops and real friendship begins (and if this is a distinction that is possible or important). In 2010, Brian discovered that his deceased ex-boyfriend and best friend, Grant, had deleted him from Friendster (a pre-Facebook networking site), which neither had checked since they stopped dating in 2006. Although they had since re-‘friended‘ in life (both virtually and non-virtually), it was the discovery of this past de-friending (and impossibility to ‘reconnect‘ since Grant’s death), which inspired Brian to create Purge in 2011.

Below is a recording of a lecture on the performance.

Originally seen in the International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media, Volume 8, Number 2.

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April 20, 2013
Remote Encounters – outcomes

Remote Encounters: Connecting bodies, collapsing spaces and temporal ubiquity in networked performance, a two-day international conference with performance evening, exploring the use of networks as a means to enhance or create a wide variety of performance arts is now over.

The event brought delegates from Wales, England, France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Turkey together to practice and discuss areas including live streaming video performance, virtual worlds, sonic arts, net.art, haptics, dance and theatre which all incorporated network performance. A special issue of the journal Liminalities will be published later this year documenting the event. If you missed it or could not attend please keep an eye on this weblog and the Remote Encounters site for a call for additional contributions which will be announced soon.

Below are a selection of photographs and screenshots from the event. To view all see the Remote Encounters group on Flickr.

Above: Presents // Presence by Lembrança (Rea Dennis & Magda Miranda)

Above: On LOVE by Annie Abrahams

Above: Synema by Jérôme Joy

Above: Human Stitches by Prof. Dr. Stahl Stenslie

Above: Pain Dance by Alan Sondheim and Sandy Baldwin

Above: disDance 11054.80 by Heidi Saarinen and Ian Willcock

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