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.

Body Interfaces, Piksel Festival 2016

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Sun, December 04, 2016 21:37:34
Body Interfaces: zero-level elevation

Performance at the sea-coast in Bergen, the Mill (NO)




For the performance intervention at Piksel 2016, Body Interfaces will be used to challenge and work with the scientific concept of “zero-level elevation” (equaling the sea-level), used to map surfaces in topography. The departure point will be a site specific intervention on a selected area nearby the sea in Bergen. This method will be challenged as a performance concept and instrument to gather information from the Body Interfaces interactions. The data collected will be notated on site as a part of the performance as well as samples will be gathered for further use. The performance will challenge scientific methods and concepts as well as introduce new ways to structure and collect information, where chance and failure are accepted conceptions of the performative process.


http://16.piksel.no/2016/11/26/body-interfaces-zero-level-elevation/