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:

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 3, Sunday April 17: body and site - research collaborator: Nathalie Fari

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Mon, April 18, 2016 01:14:02
Day three began with a three hour session experimenting in the space, as well as slowly adding more elements and alterations.

The first experiment came out of yesterdays playing with the Bjólfur stones on the floor titles (in the intro of the sound performance). The sound between the floor of Grüntaler9 and the three Icelandic stones made a great crisp sound in combination with the acoustics of the space.

I therefore decided to make a Body Interfaces intervention with my body moving over the stones, sliding them over the tiles. I recorded the session with a GO PRO-camera, to make the interaction more evident.

From 17h, research collaborator Nathalie Fari arrived and a three hour collaborate research session began, which included everyone entering the space - as well as those hijacked out on the street.

Nathalie Fari had brought the book Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience by Erin Manning and Brian Massumi. A passage of the book were the base for creating four steps "preparing for the creative chaos"!

Link to Nathalie Faris website: