Take Me Somewhere, but Don't Leave
Real-time Audiovisual performance, 2023
2023 Live at MaHalla Berlin CTM Vorspiel
2023 UdK Berlin Rundgang
2023 xCoAx 2023 11th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X 2023.xCoAx.org Weimar, Germany
The performance "Take Me Somewhere, But Don't Leave" explores the relationship between humans, technology and communication through the lens of the theories of philosopher and media theorist Vilém Flusser. With a series of live generative visuals and soundscapes, the performance takes the audience on a journey through shifting landscapes representing different stages of the technologization of society and our consciousness in this telematic society. From a primitive, listening world with no direction, to a historical linear consciousness, and now, through the power of the apparatus, we are back in a new mystical world with the consciousness of going nowhere, as the artist feeds her Instagram live into the visual and uses feedback techniques to re- synthesize the technical images and her voice. We are left in a state of inner reTlection, as the directionless world is created by technology, leaving us feeling lost and unsure of our surroundings. The artist tries to wake up the person which is presented, but she seems to have fallen into a deep sleep and a dream-like state. The performance is created using generative sound with SuperCollider, and live visuals with TouchDesigner, manipulated and improvised in real-time by the artist which offers a rich immersive sonic and visual experience.
11th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X 2023.xCoAx.org Weimar, Germany