Here, we, go
Series of performance (25') with sculptures
“Worst Case Scenario”, Kqora, Paris (FR), 2021; “Here, we, go”, Mansion of the Future, Lincoln (UK), 2019; “Biennale Internationale du Design”, Cité du design, Saint-Étienne (FR), 2017; “Plunc Festival”, Ginjal Terrasse, Almada (PT), 2016
Dimensions: ‘Arnova 10b clouds pushing actuator’: w.70 x h.127 x d.96 cm; ‘Lenovo K3 grass spinning cable’: w.52 x h.119 x d.114 cm; ‘iPhone 6 water rotating arm’: w.65 x h.136 x d.81 cm
Materials: ABS prints, powder coated steel, chromed aluminium, coated aluminium, acrylic, polyethylene, galvanised wire rope, polyurethane foam, faux leather, MDF, vinyl, rubber, arduinos, DC & stepper motors, smartphones & tablet
A series of public performances echoing the structure of controlled “remote viewing” sessions: a practice first introduced by artist Ingo Swann and later adopted by the US army in the early 1980s for training people to acquire information blocked from ordinary perception by distance, time, or psychological barriers. During these performances, the audience is invited to use custom-made machines in order to stimulate a mismatch between their cerebral perception and bodily sensation, catalysing meditation and the ability to view space remotely. A soundscape accompanied the performance designed to stimulate the mental exercise, combining binaural beats and environmental field recordings, which could displace participants toward a virtual voyage.
© Photo credits Charlotte Robin