[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Ian Haig – FLESHIFY THE WORLD (AUGMENTED DISEASED REALITY)

Artist Statement

AR, Silicon, iPad (2014)

Augmented Reality (AR) technology is re-imagined as Augmented Diseased Reality. The work explores a media sphere that is increasingly cast as part of our bodies. Fleshify the World takes this idea to an extreme by fusing an iPad with human flesh in the form of silicon. If our technologies are extensions of our body, then what does it look like if those technologies share our disease? Fleshify the World makes this idea literal, taking the seductive, slick and tasteful design of the iPad into the realm of the visceral, bodily and monstrous.
Sound: David Haberfeld, Programming: Oliver Marriott. Video: Fleshify The World, Planet of the Inner Body. Video: FLESHIFY THE WORLD – Augmented Diseased Reality project

  • Ian Haig, Australia. Ian Haig’s body-obsessed works engage across media forms. His work has been exhibited in Melbourne at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, as well as at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Artec Biennale in Nagoya, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Art Museum of China in Beijing, the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck, and VideoBrasil in Sao Paulo. ianhaig.net

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