Making sense of no body
This Masters in Art and Design investigates a performance strategy for the deterritorialization of the body, mind and space as they intersect the digital screen image. The reconfiguration of the sensing system as the body encounters the digital image deterritorializes the body’s everyday modes of proprioception and spatial orientation. The assumption here is the increasing 'instability' of the body in a contemporary world where the digital screen image mediates and renegotiates our physical encounters. In prioritizing the body in these screen environments, there is potential for rethinking a body politic for performance and somatic practice. My strategy is to reconfigure the multi-modal processing where the screen dominates the visual faculties in the mind/body/screen relationship. Using wireless cameras attached to the body and improvisational structures for performance, divergent spaces are connected and collected through the body, screen and the camera. As the body and screen intersect, the corporeal and the image converge and manifest through the imagination and screen. This investigation into the screen/body opens up new possibilities for the spatial and corporeal, as the body and the screen fold into a mesh of multiplicity and 'in-between-ness'.