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 6, Wednesday April 20: re-performance - research collaborator: Aleks Slota

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Thu, May 19, 2016 12:33:30
Through the focus on re-performance and re-activation of materials, today's guest, performance artist Aleks Slota, interacted with the materials in the space, being on site the whole day.

A collaborate performance was created, that dealt with the relation that both artists had to the materials of the Body Interfaces archive at this stage of the process. The concept was to break down the structure of the space and collectively re-organize them again.

A notation was made which set the ground rules. It was sealed and the performance was set to begin at 20h. The duration of the performance was not communicated to the audience, but would either stop at 21h or when the artists had come to a state of the organization that both were satisfied with. No verbal communication was allowed.
The performance started with both artists shaking hands, then putting on black rubber gloves to mark the agreement and the beginning of the performance. The performance ended with both artists collectively carrying the discarded material in a big plastic sack, to be placed outside the gallery space as garbage. This material was not allowed to be included in the archive again.


Aleks Slota website