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 Resonance at Liebig12, Berlin (DE)

performance art, researchPosted by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen Sat, June 03, 2017 18:13:55
Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen: Body Resonance
Sound installation at Liebig12

Liebigstraße 12 – 10247 Berlin
(DE)


Opening date: June 15. 2017 // Closing date: June 22. 2017

Installation
opening 15.06.17 from 18-22h:

18-20h // the first durational graphic notation will be created in the installation space
20h // introduction to the installation and its processes by the artist.

General opening hours:
June 16-18: 16-20 (from 16-18h the artist will do a durational notation in the back space).
June 19-21: 15-19 (from 15-17h the artist will do a durational notation in the back space).
Closing 22.06: 16-20 (from 16h-18h the artist will do the last durational notation and all previous notations will be presented in the installation space).

The sound installation Body Resonance originates from Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen’s extensive Body Interfaces performance work. The research deals with the threshold condition of the body in interaction with specific places and environments, creating a critical interaction and engagement. Body Resonance takes very literate the direct confrontation between the structural elements of the space and the body, where the soundscape is a recording of the artists body slamming into the walls and floors of an echoing empty space, created in the Hof Art Studio at the Skálar Sound Art Residency in Seyðisfjörður (IS), November 2015. The sounds of both the flesh of the body hitting the surfaces, its echoes, as well as the silent passages in-between, create a composition based on movement, intensity, and anticipation. In the installation, the recorded sound is installed, played and relocated in the empty frontal space of Liebig12, with only a transcript of the actions as a guide for the listener.

The space of Liebig12 will only be inhabited by the play-back of the sounds recorded, giving the visitors the opportunity to create their own connections, with a given choice to read the transcribed notated actions together with the sounds or simply just listen to the sounds themselves.

A crucial part of Madsen’s work is to rework and recreate performative processes. The artist will therefore do a durational processual notation responding to her own body sounds of the installation for 2 hours every day in the back space of Liebig12. The front space and the back space will be visually separated, to give the installation its own space and the artist working in response to the sounds an additionally own concentrated space. Total sonic separation is, however, not possible, nor intended. During this action the sound of the notation will fusion together with the body sounds of the installation, and thus create a new site-specific soundscape and mode of expression.

The transcribed actions are available on site as a printed artist booklet.