Description

Fragile Intersections, performance and installation are merged in a single work, reflecting on the contemporary body that emerges from the intersection and interaction of its biology with technology; a new hybrid body crossed by a multiplicity of information that questions its subjectivity, identity and its simultaneous state between organicity and artificiality. Voice, sound, movement, dance, biosignals and objects converge in fragile intersections, all merged in an interactive system that proposes a multiple and complex body: sometimes singular and others collective, part flesh and part machine, immersed in an unstable environment that forces the subject to feel, act and transform.

The installation is composed of two interactive and autonomous objects: Junípero and Sensorium.

Junípero is based on paper and muscle wire materials, also known as a smart metal or shape-memory alloy, suggests multiple interpretations from its sinuous and graceful movements; interpretations draw on the relationships between body and machine; the metaphor of the alive anatomy and physiology onto machine’s; the search of human experience in the machine, as well as the temporal and spatial relationship coming from observing the movement of an apparent live object.

Junípero is based on paper and muscle wire materials, also known as a smart metal or shape-memory alloy, suggests multiple interpretations from its sinuous and graceful movements; interpretations draw on the relationships between body and machine; the metaphor of the alive anatomy and physiology onto machine’s; the search of human experience in the machine, as well as the temporal and spatial relationship coming from observing the movement of an apparent live object.

Junípero becomes active through Sensorium, an interactive sculpture that invites the audience to engage with their own body and proprioception through their voice, heart rate and face. The sculpture acquires these signals through multiple sensors and creates a visual and sound environment based to the person’s features, as well as from the previous visitors of the installation, creating the visual and sound environment of the installation.

Junípero becomes active through Sensorium, an interactive sculpture that invites the audience to engage with their own body and proprioception through their voice, heart rate and face. The sculpture acquires these signals through multiple sensors and creates a visual and sound environment based to the person’s features, as well as from the previous visitors of the installation, creating the visual and sound environment of the installation.

The installation, in specific moments,  will be intervened and connected through a solo performance based on live voice, biosignal data, inertial and electromyography signals connected to the sculpture. Voice comes to signify the movements of consciousness, emotion, intention, desire and presence, at the same time as having the power to communicate through language. The technological object is linked to the biological body by following, responding and also appearing as an extension of it, mediated by the technologies, building the human-machine dialogue that constitute the macro system of the piece.

Fragile Intersections will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), in coordination with Anilla Cultural from March 19 to April 19, 2020. During 2020 there will be presentations at the Universidad Austral in Valdivia, the Sala Escénica of the Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaíso and at the Sonorities Festival, United Kingdom.In addition, the project proposes a diversity of relations with the public, incorporating workshops, experimentation with techniques and methodology of creation in public and specialized places, dissemination in Santiago and regions and exchange with international peers. Sections of this process have been shown in NIME 2018 and 2019, in addition to national venues such as the Arts Forum of the University of Chile, Metro de Santiago and Espacio O.

Direction

  • Javier Jaimovich (Sound artist)
  • Francisca Morand (Choreographer)

Artistic Collaboration

  • Mónica Bate (Visual artist)
  • Diego de la Fuente (Composer)
  • Paulo Fernandez (Audiovisual artist)

Assistance

  • Isidora González
  • Rocío Ortega
  • Franco Mella

Additional Collaboration

  • Alejandra Bobadilla (Vestuario)
  • Carolina Cortés (Production)
  • Rodrigo Costa-Maluk (Design and construction)
  • Franco Cruces (Programming)
  • Gonzalo Donoso (Photography)
  • Julio Escobar (Lighting)
  • Esteban Gómez (Web design)
  • Damir Harasic (Video)
  • Alan Ibáñez (Choreographic assistance)
  • Japiworks

SPONSORS

CREART 2018-19
FONDART Nuevos Medios 2019
Department of Dance and Department of Sound, Faculty of Arts, Universidad de Chile
Bibliometro
Anilla MAC