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Mediated Bodies: Locating Corporeality in a Pixelated World


The Online Journal of Embodied Technology at UCLA has launched it's new issue: Mediated Bodies: Locating Corporeality in a Pixelated World. Some of the articles are: Streaming the Performer’s Body: An Interview with Downstream, The Touching of the Touch—Performance as Itching and Scratching a Quasi-Incestuous Object, and my project Viral Portraits.

give it a look, Viral Portraits:
entire issue:

Excercises in Memory, Essex - England



Estuary fisherman and what’s left of going to sea
A sage at the edge of the day
Short houses and large laughing as feet pound into stillness
Deciding upon a sweeter solace something smoother, completed with the brine of olives. Cockles and soft prawns defeating the distance of larger moments of precarity
Storming through with hail the size of tiny eggs
Ice nightingales turning their gaze to take along the horizon for an exchange of the spirit,

"Billowy Drowse" by Margarida Garcia and Barry Weisblat

Margarida Garcia and Barry Weisblat

Five minutes of improvisation combining an electronic double bass and a modified Casio-SK1 synthesizer. As a duo, Margarida and Barry have developed a spontaneous language and a dynamic range that is all their own. She journeys with the bass and electronic pick-up with her fingers, bow, sticks, stones and anything else she finds fit, while he experiments with electro-magnetic devices, homemade circuits, and modifications to existing electronic instruments. The textures that emerge from their performance peel back the layers of air, knot them together, and then let them simply hang.

"Across-Offshoot" by Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat)

portrait of the artist 2

Across-Offshoot was recorded and broadcast by ORF radio in Vienna in April of 2005. In the words of the artist: it is an ‘acoustic laptop’ recording with radio and laptop computer interaction as pure sound.

"Ice Ears" by Jacob Kirkegaard

Jacob K recording

Recording of an ice surface during hard storm. This 20 minute recording session was carried out on 7th of January 2004 on Lake Havravatn in Iceland. An Accelerometer was stuck into the creaking ice, enabling us to listen to how the wind would move the ice in various rythmic patterns. Frequency peaks around 15khz. What came to my ears was a neat but crispy creaking, appearing from the whole surface of the lake, that was moving in sensitive vibrations to the wind. It was interesting to hear the whole body of this lake in sound, and how it moved by the power of the wind. A beautiful sonification of a snow storm!

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