Saturday, November 19, 2011

Big article on See Yourself Sensing in Barnard Magazine

Apollinaire Scherr writes about dance and art.  She managed to turn a sprawling interview (with non-linear me) into a nice summary of my teaching and its relationship to the book (or vice versa).
Here it is:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Erik Hobijn at STRP Festival, Netherlands, this November

One of my favorite works in SYS - Erik Hobijn's Delusions of Self Immolation - is at the STRP Festival EXPO's  Dutch media and technological art retrospective (this November).

It works like this: you lube up with a flame-resistent gel, then you're set on fire for 1/4 to 1/2 second by a blast from a flame-thrower.
In the nick of time the lazy susan you're standing on flips you around and you're extinguished. 
Dark, precise, conceptual, brilliant.

Bottom photos of Martin Hartz Kaplers on the DSI by Viola Pfaff and Peter Wirth

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Why Daito Manabe is so See Yourself Sensing

Daito (and numerous collaborators) posts semi-crude videos of himself before the monitor, experimenting with things like face tracking ("Face Tracker: Jason Saragih"), electrical stimulation and LED'S.  He lets us in on the experimentation - he sees himself and later we see him seeing himself.  He's also generous with his work. Click on these videos:

face projection test -02 (Daito Manabe with Zachary Lieberman) 

electric stimulus to face -test3 ( Daito Manabe )

led in my mouth -test3 (Daito Manabe + Motoi Ishibashi)