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.

Crossover, Kiel

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Wed, September 28, 2016 22:19:07
Methods from the Body Interfaces research was used in the two performances ccreated for the Crossover project initiated by Atelierhaus im Anscharpark in Kiel (DE).


Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (DK)
Title: Borderland(s)

A reflection on how identity and sense of belonging can be projected into a place. The intention is to combine the experience of the here and now with the knowledge of history and how we process and recall historical information.

Part 1. is a silent performance walk in the mfg5 former military area.

Part 2. is a performance in the Flandernbunker, activating and re-contextualixing materials collected on the walk.

Materials: paper, pen, found objects.