Panel: Don’t Anthropomorpise Me: Electronic Performance Tools, Automatons and The Vanity Apocalypse
Exploration of the body as space/surface of transmission and reception. How does our interaction with our everyday surroundings change if our body becomes a point of reception. With mobiles, smartphones, iPads and laptops we become the central point of transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves. Our new skins composed of these numerous gadgets are constantly updated and outdated. The results are known, landfills of electronic and chemical waste. Roger 10-4 explores what can happen if we work with the refuse of planned obsolescence, more specifically the receiving components of those outdated objects, and re-incorporate these components into our attire; to make electromagnetic frequency receiving accessories. What happens if we are listening to the waves we transmit and receive?
- Audrey Samson is a Rotterdam (NL)/Montréal (CA) based media designer, artist and researcher. Manager of the Digital Art Lab at the Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur (Zoetermeer, NL). Teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL). BFA Major in Design Art from Concordia University, 2002 (Montreal, Canada), M.A. Media Design from the Piet Zwart Institute, 2007 (Rotterdam, NL). Research/Practice focuses: use of online medium for mourning purposes, concept of finality in reproducible media, women’s relationship to technology, the affordances of the internet medium in telematic performance, working from the products of planned obsolescence, and re-assembling objects with new functionalities in a DIY fashion. Audrey works together with Sabrina Basten on the Roger 10-4 Project.