Join Gray Area & CounterPulse for a discussion with CounterPulse’s 2020-21 Combustible Artists in Residence: Pseuda, Kim Ip, and the Team of StratoFyzika, featuring members Alessandra Leone (Berlin), Daria Kaufman, Hen Lovely Bird (Berlin) and Ian Heisters.
After an introduction from Julie Phelps, moderator Tiare Ribeaux will lead a discussion with the artists about their process of developing work for the residency and collaborating virtually on movement and performance based artworks that interface with technology. They will discuss themes such as our evolving identities and the mediation of our lives through technological devices.
StratoFyzika is developing Human/ID, an intermedia dance theater piece that explores how current technologies are radically altering perception and identity, blurring reality with fiction. Using tools like deepfake technology, face/body filters, and live interactivity merged with live performance, the piece reveals how the elements that make us unique – our gestures and body language – can now be captured, stolen, and re-tooled for mass manipulation.
Pseuda, Kim Ip, Taurin Barrera and other collaborators are developing are:era, a speculative science fiction allegory examining the complexity and multiplicity of our shifting identities as they loop and reflect back to us endlessly. Posing a question about the origins and future of those born into a cyber age, living their lives through a screen, as well as the implications of our ever growing techno-voyeurism.
These works will be developed over the next year and open in April, 2021. Visit counterpulse.org/combustible to learn more.
Photo: Hen Lovely Bird in THÆTA by StratoFyzika; Photo by Dario Lagana