05 August 2005

eaf - out of the body encounters

experimental art foundation - adelaide
The EAF incorporates a gallery space, bookshop and artists studios. The EAF curates its exhibition program to represent new work that expands current debates and ideas in contemporary art and culture.
out of the body encounters
14 july - 13 aug 2005

Lynne Sanderson is an Adelaide-based digital artist who began her career in 1991 exhibiting in dance clubs. She has since exhibited widely nationally and internationally including at the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Biennale of Electronic Art Perth (BEAP), Museum of Modern Art NYC, and T.V.E Metropolis, Spain.

Lucid Touch is an interactive sculpture that induces emotion by contagion through using an affective feedback loop to control the flow of a dream. In Lucid Touch, through the sense of touch, bio-electrical arousal levels from the human body are altering the stream of a dream experience. The participant controls the mood of a simulated dream and the digital dreamer controls the participant's emotional state. There is an electrical connection, a primal biological feedback. The interactive experience of Lucid Touch stems from Lynne Sanderson's years of research and collaboration with the Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, and the allure to the sense of touch within physical interactivity.

Alexander R. Titz and Maja Sokolova. Projection, movement and sound are the central design elements of this work by German-based artists, Alexander R. Titz and Maja Sokolova. A video of life-size human forms are projected onto glass to which speakers, following a set of anatomic rules, are attached. The sound recordings taken by Titz and Sokolova are of a human in a state of coma. Where does life end? Where does death begin?

Dennis Del Favero has presented numerous video and photographic exhibitions nationally and internationally. He is Co-director of the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research at the University of New South Wales, Artist-in-Resident at ZKM and co-editor of the iCinema Digital Arts Edition series published by iCinema, ZKM and International University Bremen.

Deep Sleep (2004) explores the extraordinary events surrounding the notorious Chelmsford psychiatric hospital in Sydney during the 1970s, taking as its starting point a 1993 newspaper article detailing how at least 40 people died while undergoing Deep Sleep Therapy, at Chelmsford psychiatric hospital between 1962 and 1979.

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