[ISEA2013] Curator Statement: Lian Loke — DisSentience

Curator Statement

DisSentience speculates on a future where digital technology has pervaded all aspects of daily life, infiltrating even the most mundane and intimate of domestic rituals. The home as we know it, as a refuge for the self and family, is peeled apart to reveal our complacent acceptance of the invasion of technology into our everyday domestic routines and interactions. Every action we make is surveilled by the prying eyes of networked digital technologies, embedded in domestic products, furniture and architecture. The lines between public and private, convenience and infantilisation become ever more blurred, as digital sentience and solicitude take over human agency, outthinking, outwitting and outperforming us. dissentienceproject.wordpress.com sydney.edu.au/architecture/design_lab emergencity.net/wp

  • Lian Loke pursues an interdisciplinary creative practice across performance, installation and technology, with the body as a constant theme. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney and co-founder of the Pork Collective, a group of artists working in performance installation in festival environments. She is currently training in the Bodyweather system of dance with De Quincey Co and has performed solo works in Platform 1 (2010), Platform 3 (2011) and 6 Women Dance (2013). Recent creative research collaborations include The Black Project and Gold with Dagmar Reinhardt, a series of works exploring new choreographic approaches to the intersection of bodies, computational materials and interactive, spatial environments.