Body Interfaces

Body Interfaces

Body Interfaces research


This blog is an ongoing update on the activities of the Body Interfaces artistic research project.
For portfolio, go to the project website: http://tmkm.dk/works/bodyinterfaces.html

Body Interfaces concept and method

"The body as interface" is an artistic concept and research that comes out of a long research in body-based performance practices, site specific art and technology. The project has a very expansive interpretation and definition of the terminology of "interface" and aims to take the combination of body - interface to a wider understanding, as a relational space between two entities, concerning the aspects of bringing together two parts, as well as separating them, being a threshold condition for the two.

The research combines working with the body and (as) materiality in the tradition of site specific performance art combined with a newer understanding of the body that we have derived through our use of technology and its terminology. The project will benefit from the methodology of technology and not use technology as such; it will research in the physical sensations and meeting points that the body has with the surroundings, inspired by tools required from studying the body in technology with the concept of the interface as a main focus point. The interventions deals with the body as interface for experience, communication in relation to other materialities and the environment that surrounds and interact with these. The interface is here read as a transmitting entity and agency between the body and the surrounding surfaces; translating signals through interaction in and with the environment.

Day 1, Friday April 15.: Inauguration and installation

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Sun, April 17, 2016 12:21:04
As a part of the concept, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen was picked up at her home address by Teena Lange, the director of Gruntaler9. All the materials for the installation were loaded into a car and driven to the space for the beginning of the processual scripting.

The process began with the artist searching the space, cleaning in and out, choosing a starting set-up. A part of the wall was painted white, for a projection. A big roll of paper was pinned to the wall and rolled onto the floor, the same with an earlier script from a stone session in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. The focus for the night would be very much in materials from Iceland and also the materials for the performance was related to the two stays in Iceland during 2015.

The program for the day:
- 14:00h - 19:00h: performative installation (working session)
- 20:00h - 20:30: Body Interfaces Performance
- from 21:00: Fridäy Süpperclüb (food and drinks by donation)


Body Interfaces performance
All photos by Aleks Slota