participatory

In the non-commercial section of Art Rotterdam 2015, artist Reinaart Vanhoe ran a xerox copy-and-paste-DIY bookmaking workspace called "My booth is your booth". Kimmy Spreeuwenberg and I were invited to participate and present our work called "My JSTOR is your JSTOR". 

Prediction TV is a television station where the visitors of MAMA have the opportunity to become news reporters for weather and economic predictions. This project is an extension of a research on the role of prediction and the mechanism of self-fulfilling prophecy in modern society. The program of Prediction TV focuses on predicting two chaotic systems: the weather and the economy. The first channel reverses common sense understanding of the causal relationship between mood and weather.

 

Mood Radar is a personal weather forecasting system based on your mood presence. On the opening night, visitors received a personal reading in a semi-autonomous space resembling both weather station and gypsy caravan that was parked outside of TENT on the Witte de Withstraat. Inside the Mood Radar lab-caravan a divining rod specially designed using a para-rational approach measured the body’s unconscious movements and bio-electric signals to draw up a map of the visitors mood. 

As a part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012, this interactive installation took place at WORM, Rotterdam. Streamed live via Skype from my mother’s living room in Sydney, Australia, she and I formed the TLANSATLANTIC OLACLE MUM act – a contemporary Chinese fortune-telling duo reminiscent of a circus show from the past. 

Initiated by Alina Parigger and myself, Holy Crap was a participatory happening where discarded material was turned into divine altars. The space was open to the public and workshops were held for the

Meditations on the Indranet follows the philosophical Buddhist metaphor 'Net of Indra' in which Indra's celestial Net is used as a model of our interconnected universe. This imperial net is made of all jewels. Each eye of the net is a jewelyou can think of them as nodes.

Where No Flag Has Gone Before was a live blue-screen studio installation offered visitors of the exhibition the chance to reenact their own glorious moment of the first planting of the American flag on the surface of the moon. The end-product of the installation was a distilled extract of the whole experience, simultaneously serving as its documentation in video form.