Virtual futures originally happened in 1995 and was a forum for pre milleniu fear of cybernetics and domestical digitisation. I like its approach in re-adressing future predictions through revisiting panels and guest speakers. take a look http://virtualfutures.co.uk
Whereas the mid-90s events were about emergence and understanding of the symbiotic relationship between man and machine, this year’s theme, “Digital Natives: Fear of the Flesh?” is about acceptance. Children born today are being born into an increasingly synthetic worlds of virtual interaction, virtual products (MP3s etc.) and virtual transactions. A reality that would be fitting of a William Gibson novel in which ‘consensual hallucination’ has overtaken and where we would happily purchase small representations of physical objects (such as albums) – a concept only aided by a shared social acceptance. The revival aims to help attendees see beyond the abstraction after all, when you are ‘surfing’ the net – lets not forget that you are actually slamming a couple of keys which sends machine code through wires.
GPS tracking powered by InstaMapper.com
REMOTE PERFORMANCE NETWORK //
artists create a live / performance piece that can be video broadcasted.
All broadcasts are streamed into a theatre where there is a live audience. Live audience watch each performance like a ‘scene’ in a film. Live score provides improvised soundtrack to performances that proceed each other. Performances are navigated by a nominated director who instructs editors like a live tv studio set up. Director does not direct performances – they are entirely made by you – but simply chooses which artist to display next.
Think video conference call with artists doing live performances to an audience and a musical score all co – ordinated in a way to give the illusion of live digital cinema.
I’m interested in what a digital live art space looks like and how it could be curated as a live event. I like the idea of decentralized performances being brought together and the attempt of forming a narrative between them as a curatorial act. Im also intrigued by working with an hour of time as materiality as we dip in and out of real time performances.
on the 24th November 2012 I will be 24 years old. To mark this i am creating a durational performance event where i will re-encounter each year of my life, every hour.
Starting at 00:00am I will begin to revisit places i lived and memories from that age in my life.
The performance will end with my current friends at a pub in brixton to see in the 24th year.
The performance will be documented through gps tracking device (instamapper.com)
and an interactive google map will host notes, memories, images, sound and video that i produce throughout the journey.
I will begin making the website where (on 24th november) audiences can follow my journey in real time. The domain will either be (mylifeinaday.co.uk or Howdidigethere?.co.uk )
The problem with the howdidigethere domain is that it looks like im saying how did i get there? not HERE.