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.

Performance at he Art Center Silkeborg Bad, September 8th 2018

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Tue, September 04, 2018 15:58:46

Photo: Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen: Body Interfaces - Environments II, Viðey (IS) 2017.


On September 8th Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen will do a the Body Interfaces performance Environments III at KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad, Gjessøvej 4, 8600 Silkeborg (DK). The performance will be in the park of the art center and have a duration of approximately 60 minutes. The performance starts at 14:00h.


Press text (in Danish):

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen
Body Interfaces
: Environments III

"Body Interfaces er et sted-specifikt performance projekt, der har til formål at legemliggøre interface-begrebet gennem analoge interaktioner med omgivelserne. Kroppen som grænseflade skal her ses som en transmitterende og medierende enhed, hvor relationen mellem krop, omgivelserne og dens strukturer tematiseres og udforskes. Yderligere er målet at skabe en kritisk rumlig praksis, hvor udvalgte steders historik og karakteristika bearbejdes og afsøges. Den første Body Interfaces: Environments performance blev skabt på Fljótstunga Artist Residency på Island i 2015, hvor en kortlægning af stedets naturlige elementer blev udført via kropslige registreringer og interaktioner. Serien har sidenhen affødt flere forskellige iterationer med hvert sit specifikke omdrejningspunkt, hvor den seneste var en intervention på øen Viðey i 2017, tilsvarende på Island. Performancen på Kunstcenteret Silkeborg Bad vil foregå i parken og ende ved Arnakkekilden. Varighed ca. 60 min."


Link to the event calendar (in Danish): http://www.silkeborgbad.dk/det-sker.html