performance

A Media Archeology of Steganography performed at Therapy Session at TENT

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An interactive poster printed in 3 different types of invisible inks each with different activation methods. Steganography is the art and science of hiding messages in plain sight and invisible inks are one of the longest traditions of steganography spanning 2000 years of history. Visitors of the show were invited to activate the poster, uncovering/discovering secret writing and it's tactical and strategical use throughout history. 

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.

 

The Freedom Collections was performed at Festival de Wereld van het Witte de Withkwartier. Petr Kazil who was in the audience described it as "a nice combination of a group-problem-solving-session, slapstick, street-act, fashion-show and art-performance".

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. 

If a machine inevitability embodies its inventors' desires, my rhetorical question is can it free itself from its' masters reign? What would technology be without desire? Can you strip it away, and if so would that equal to liberation, autonomy or even self-consciousness? 

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.