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Are you there? (Performance)

Friday 2 July 17:00 (GMT +0)

Photography (MA)

Performance, interactive lecture, digital séance

Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Online

Are You There (2021) is a 30min digital séance, an experimental interactive lecture where the boundaries between physical and virtual being are explored through magic.

Going forward it will be impossible to fully refuse the efficiency of digital living. Still, the solitary displays provide no true replacement for the physical encounters between bodies in space. But we adapted swiftly to the new circumstances and now we inhabit the futuristic bodiless space of technological wonder with ease.

This séance will not conjure up any external entities but rather creates a shared experience of astonishment for each other.

Developed and performed by Ruudu Ulas and Luis Carr.

The event takes place live, on Zoom on Friday 02/07 at 6pm BST. Please click here to register for the event. Please note that this meeting will be recorded for the artists archive.

Please join from a computer and wear headphones.

The performance is followed by a discussion with artist and writer Chantal Faust, theorist Juliette Kristensen and students Ruudu Ulas, Anna-Lena Krause, Kyungchan Jung, Eman Khokhar, Kirsty Sim, Veronica Viacava. We will talk about our experiences of making, sharing and learning online over the last year, with a focus on the notion of digital intimacy. We will share our attempts to connect, touch and locate each other through screens, and through their creative practices.

Please click here to register for the discussion.

Digital séance is supported by Kunsträume am See.

Presenter & Guests: Ruudu Ulas, Luis Carr
Featured in Theme: Virtually Real, Identities