MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION – CONSPIRACY ARCHIVES (2018)
Synopsis and credits
This installation is an outcome of a research into creating a Mixed Reality Choreographic Archive prototype. The large images you see installed in this space act as triggers to launch video in an App running on mobile devices (phones, iPads etc.) The visual and sonic material is created to archive and share the somatic practices and states created within the studio processes of choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir during the making of her performance Conspiracy Ceremony-HYPERSONIC STATES in 2017. Using artistic strategies with digital materials the affective qualities of the work are re-performed and shared. This is an example of research that has philosophical, technological and performative qualities, and an attempt to use digital devices as an active political gesture, to transport something of human value and experience beyond the domain of the commercial world and markets.
Conspiracy Archives was a collaboration between Phenomenologist Prof. Susan Kozel, choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, screen dance maker Prof. Jeannette Ginslov, computer programmers Keith Lim and Daniel Spikol. An artistic research from the Living Archives Research Project at Malmö University(2012-2018). Dancers from the Conspiracy Ceremoney-HYPERSONICSTATES performance Johanna Chemnitz, Catherine Jodoin, Laura Siegmund, Marie Topp, Suet-Wan Tsang. Soundtracks from the performance by: Peter Rehberg.
Links to find further information on the project and publications
Two of more sections of the performance material used for the archiving, from the performance Conspiracy Archives-HYPERSONIC STATES (2017) – performed by Laura Siegmund and Suet-Wan Tsang
Documentary video & photos