A sharing of research.
An open lab.
A development of agency of choreographic making, of expansion of language.
A creation of situations of moving/thinking processes, about learning and
communication, and developing new ways of mediating movement for collective
An in and between time and space of Singapore and London.
- a lab
- …by language
- …by code
- …by material(s)
- …by image
- …by virtual
- …by tools, of the body, of the technology
- …via the body
- …via technology
- … as expanded
- …as language
- …as virtual, technology, body
- …as space, as time
- …with performer(s)
- …with algorithms
- …with agency, of the body, of the technology
Technology is “the active human interface with the material world”.
(Le Guin 2004)
Even simple tools are not neutral; the technological interface is an active component in the circuit. For this period of research we are working with image, text and mobile phones – the quintessential contemporary artefact of surveillance capitalism.
Orchestrating in a hierarchical manner, all components working as equal performers/makers, with equal agency.
We are material, our bodies are tools, technological entities, reflecting and reflected in the world and each other.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, this exhibition will not house a public staging of live performances. However, throughout the exhibition there will be on-site research performative times in which the ‘anarchiving’ (feed-forward archive) will be conducted.
The public will not be to permitted interact with the invited artists responding (Moses Tan and Zeekos Perakos), but a controlled number of 3 pax at a time can observe from safely distanced positions in the room.)
The event is part lab, part exhibition, with the exhibition nesting the archive. As it is responding daily from communications of collaborators (both human and technological) between Singapore and London, what you see will be a subtle shapeshifting palate of accumulative research.
Susan Sentler, BA, MACP is an independent multi-media artist rooted in dance working as maker/choreographer, teacher, researcher, director and performer. Susan’s practice is interdisciplinary, anchored by a honed somatic relationship to image. She has collaborated in gallery/museum contexts creating ‘responses’ or activations’ within exhibitions as well as created durational installations orchestrating moving and still image, objects, sound and absence/presence of the performing body. Her work has been exhibited and performed in the UK, USA, EU, HK, Indonesia and Singapore. Currently she is a lecturer with LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Valerie Lim believes life must be spent pursing what makes us feel the most
alive. The mysteries of the human body, multi-disciplinary and immersive works deeply thrill her. Two immersive experiences she has presented includes: San Junipero, an invitation to come to terms with one’s mortality and Tardigrade Estate, which invited audiences to create their own virtual paradise. Her current movement practice involves stepping out of her comfort zone by cross training with different movement practices.
Jamie Forth, BMus Hons, MA, PhD, is a musician, artist/coder, and
interdisciplinary scientific researcher. His artistic research centres around
collaborative music and performance making in the context of DIY networks and inclusivity. Jamie’s scientific research focuses on the development of computational methods for modelling processes associated with the perception, cognition and creation of music. He has also undertaken post-doctoral work in the field of multi-agent systems and the Semantic Web. Currently he is a lecturer at Goldsmiths, London, teaching in areas of computer music composition, programming and data visualisation.