Australia Council for the Arts have supported development of a project in consultation with ARS Electronica Australia. This experiment is a beginning.

STATEMENT

Reflecting on physicality in a digital age, to explore the effect of digital/human relationships through a series of experiments, ongoing research and exhibition, I draw upon theories of quantum entanglement (Barad), (post) posthuman condition (Baudrillard, Virilio, and Steryl) and seek out an expanded notion of identity that challenges increasing integration of new technologies.  While technology has served science well, there is a gap in visual art usage because the technology can become an end in itself. Rather than letting technology define limits of creativity, the research seeks how technology can serve ideas in art practice. Real-time data parsed through video games and apps colors audience habits and interaction.  By drawing upon live performance, in dance and practice in visual arts my research considers how often screen cultures claim to be better than our bodies.   There seems to be a blind spot about human biological technologies, senses, and imagination capable of critiquing the medium of technology and effectively use it to this end. 

A test drive of a robotic programmed drone with performer Charles Ball as he dances between the robotic drone eye and his sensor (attached to his back). As if to anthropomorphise the drone, Charles' robotic break dance is an attempt at robot language to communicate.
with thanks to Jaymis Loveday;
ARS Electronica Australia and
Australia Council for the Arts

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