Me and the Machine

Visual Arts

Through film, performance, text and interactive media, our work suggests imaginary and often bizarre situations in which the audience is invited to step in and play: play a role, play along, play an old forgotten song, play a game, 'play'. Inspired by magical realism, town squares with benches and scientific reports we cannot really understand, these works become 'live' through the games they trigger off: games between reality and fiction, between you and me, between what we imagine, what you imagine and what you can touch and feel.

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When We Meet Again (Introduced as Friends)

 

“When I first met you, you could see me but I couldn’t see you”, the invisible woman recounts. ‘When We Meet Again’ is a wearable film and one-to-one performance, a bizarre sensuous experience featuring you, your invisible friend, a 3D soundtrack, an old forgotten dance, the ocean, a flavour and me. Video filmed from a first person perspective and displayed on video goggles replaces your point of view by… someone else’s. When you look down you see a new body, a body through which you will move and encounter ghostly presences. ‘When We Meet Again’ is an outlandish voyage through meetings mediated by technology, blinded by vision, displaced by what you hear around you and you know it is not really there. The viewer is transported into a mixed reality between the ambiguous physicality of the screen, the ghostly realm of an invisible live performer, the virtual that feels real and vice-versa. With its live approach to film-viewing, this piece is a reflection on how the mediation of audiovisual technology can shape human and social interactions and on the function (and de-function) of the body in our media inundated times