[ISEA2020] Artists Statement: David Han & Aidan Waite (Friend Generator) — Is there a way to be gone and still belong?

Artists Statement

In a time of mediated distance, what is lost alongside our kinesthetic sensibility? Can we retrieve the knowledge borne by our bodies and made manifest in movement? If all knowledge is rooted in animate forms, then the relevance of these questions has renewed salience in a world of limited physical human contact. This work re-presents the movement of a diverse range of dance artists inside a navigable virtual environment. Through exploration and interaction, visitors are invited to reflect on the vitality of this archive of embodied knowledge and perhaps rediscover a way back to their flesh-bound homes.


  • Friend Generator are Aidan Waite & David Han (York University, Toronto, Canada), two blokes interested in creating strange, playful and thoughtful media art experiences that are sometimes evocative, and sometimes absurd, but always look to push boundaries in unexpected ways. friendgenerator.club