Body Interfaces

Body Interfaces

Body Interfaces research

This blog is an ongoing update on the activities of the Body Interfaces artistic research project.
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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.

stone/sound - floor/movement - video exhibited at Fata Morgana Galerie, Berlin (DE)

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Wed, September 28, 2016 22:54:39
The video documentation of the Body Interfaces experiment: stone/sound - floor/movement from Body Interfaces: A Processual Scripting and performed at Grüntaler9 in April 2016, was exhibited at the Fata Morgana Galerie in Berlin (DE) as a part of the Extant exhibition.

Fata Morgana Galerie
Torstrasse 170
Berlin, DE 10115
Opening September 15th
18:00 - 21:30
From September 15th - September 29th (Open from Wed - Sun by appointment)

adjective ex·tant \ˈek-stənt; ek-ˈstant, ˈek-ˌ\
in existence : still existing : not destroyed or lost

Curated by Keegan Luttrell

Michelangelo Contini
Ida Koitila
Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen
Olga Tzikouli
Nuno Vicente

How do we reflect our existence through interventions with objects, materials and instances in order to pose questions about our own humanity? Extant looks at artists who are using their practice to understand not only our existence as a human race, but also how objects contain themselves through creating a sense of awareness and contradiction. Extant pushes beyond the threshold of what it is to know and embody, resulting in a contemplation of how we can contain what remains.

Spanning several mediums and forms, the artists of Extant bring matter out in the open by re-contextualizing the inherent nature and properties of the objects in play. The struggle between the overt and the covert is continuously taking place, procuring new methods of determining the validity of our existence.