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.

Day 4, Monday April 18: archiving as practice / restructuring and re-contextualizing materials - research collaborator: Joël Vervimp

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Thu, April 21, 2016 23:11:29
The performance artist Joël Vervimp entered the Processual Scripting with a concept to organize the Body Interfaces archive after a principle based on the mass between two entities. When these two were touching each other, a line was drawn and the graphic line was transferred to a diagram structured after the connection between the moon and the sun. The durational performance would first end when the circle of the diagram was filled out, which lasted approximately 6 hours. The process was completed with the participation of the visitors, who entered Grüntaler9.