with Stelarc (2016)
Re-Wired / Re-Mixed: Event for Dismembered Body, is a five-day internet enabled performance that explores the physiological and aesthetic experience of a fragmented, distributed, de-synchronized, distracted and involuntary body – wired and under surveillance. The artist wears a HUD (head up display) that enables him to see with the “eyes” of someone in London, whilst hearing with the “ears” of someone in New York. The body is also augmented by an 8 degrees-of-freedom exoskeleton so that anyone anywhere can generate involuntary movement of his right arm, using an on-line interface. The artist becomes optically and acoustically de-synchronized and performs partly involuntarily. It’s as if the body has been electronically dismembered, spatially distributed and possessed with multiple agency.
Concept & Performance: Stelarc
Project Coordinator & Media Production: Steven Aaron Hughes
Engineering, Exoskeleton Arm: Rodney Parsons
Programming, Exoskeleton Arm Control & Touchscreen / Web Interface: Steve Berrick
Vision from London: Luke Robert Mason
Sound from New York: Lorin Roser