Read more about my artistic practice: exploring our queer futures
and spiritual relationship with technology.
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"Divinations 1.0" is an immersive and multi-disciplinary exploration that merges aerial, movement, and digital elements to delve into the realm of craft and ritual processes, aiming to unveil glimpses of the future.
By incorporating SOMI-1 movement sensors on both human performers and the aerial hoop, the transmitted data is interpreted by technology, creating a captivating interplay of light and soundscapes. This interaction establishes a unique language of communication with omnipresent technology.
The core focus of "Divinations 1.0" revolves around society's reliance on rituals for self-soothing and how technology has become integrated into these practices. It examines how movement patterns and rituals are influenced by digital culture and our relationship with devices.
The project benefits from a collaboration with Uncharted Limbo, who contribute to the technological aspects of the work. Additionally, "Divinations 1.0" has been commissioned and receives ongoing support from esteemed organizations such as Jacksons Lane, Cambridge Junction, and Raze Collective. It underwent an initial scratch performance at the Hangwire Showcase in Jacksons Lane in March 2023 and is currently in the process of securing further funding support to continue its development.
Initial experimentation in collaboration with PROTO
BELONGING IN THE METAVERSE
"Belonging in the Metaverse" is an ongoing exploration that delves into the realms of digital realities and the metaphysical realm, contemplating the significance of traversing a cyber-astral plane and navigating our digital spirits. Through a unique blend of circus, performance, and technology, the project aims to blur boundaries and disciplines.
In collaboration with PROTO, a pioneering digital production facility in Europe, initial experimentation has yielded innovative results. The project showcases a pioneering proof of concept, capturing a 3D object in motion while interacting with a human.
Employing motion capture technology to craft a digital avatar and forge an identity within the Metaverse, the project also raises pertinent questions regarding AI ethics and the representation of Queer Futures. Leveraging the power of 3D engines, it seeks to push the boundaries of performance and explore its evolution in the digital era.
THE DIGITAL SPIRIT
The Digital Spirit aims to understand our relationship with transcendent technology. How can we connect our digital selves with a higher power?
Looking at our increasingly dependent rituals with digital entities, the project seeks to investigate what happens when our mind, body and spirit merge with the omniscient machine.
From Buddhist practices, made agnostic on your phone, to algorithms designed to help you chart out your horoscope during the retrograde, we are only at the dawn of turning alternative health practices into digital rituals.
What is the essence of our Digital Spirit, and what form will it take in the future? Proposing a language for digital ritual artefacts, the dreamcatchers aim to tap into future digital craft practices.
The project was picked up by the Samsung Innovation Lab, working to predict and understand the rituals and future use of technology in our everyday lives.