The work [live digital-physical performance] operates on a spoken word/poetics that I co-write with the AI [HumInt-AI psychological-sensuous feedback loops], and brainwave performance, which experiments with live transmission of brainwave data (EEG) into computer generated sound and imagery as a response to the recited co-created with AI texts and/in the moment of performance. It operates in a way that is bending time and space, and shapeshifting a brainwave into the body and the other way around, in the way that the brainwave itself becomes the body. It goes beyond the human sensuous, and gets into the dimensions of supra-sensuous, it brings in the performance of brain waves, the brainwave frequencies in a sense of the beyond as the embodied and transmitted into the four-dimensional limited by the human perception “real”. It manifests and solidifies the themes of quantum consciousness and the notion of a shadow in relation to it (Penrose: 1994) and new ways of parrhesiastic [truth-telling with ethicality aspect to it] embodiment in the contemporary technological setting (Foucault: 2011; Golding: 2010, 2013; Hayles: 1999, 2017). While the performances themselves are living-dying-grasping virtual-carnal installations of poetics, they also are the multidimensional [supra-]sensuous encounters of multi reality and self.
metastable. vastness. Text for performance: Anna Nazo, co-written with the AI. Excerpt.
unsaid forgotten silenced sense
cosmic cell queer frequency
acidic logic of doubt
swirl of forbidden dreams
synthetic sky cry
squeezing shimmering mourning blades
bleeding debris from outer space
dying-being extended never happened gone
dark purple silky dust
wet from red tears boiled away
yellowish metal carousel
circus of lost
spacetime folds unveiling sculptural crystal maze
fractured corridor shells
freeing protective force
trembling through carmine veines
metal-ish thymine scent
needling encephalon through the nostrils
sinking in parallels
desire of lost haunts
greed for grasping the eerie
unreachable artificial violation
civilian-military virtual grid
infrared bounding separation
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Anna Nazo. metastable. vastness . Performance for KOSMICA Parliament , A rs Electronica Festival, Linz,
Austria. 9th September 2018, 0.15’.
Text for performance: Anna Nazo, co-written with the AI.
EEG data via NeuroSky EEG headset, programming: Vincent Rebers.
Wearing: Exoskeleton suit by Marie Lueder.
Photographs credit: Caro Siegl @kosmicainstitute