For my part on the symposium performance, I decided to focus my camera on this area, which is the wall that is next to the basement lift lobby. The wall consisted of posts written by many students, which I found to be quite interesting as they are all part of a big conversation.
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Before the YouTube personality existed, there was JenniCam. Jennifer is a true Internet personality, even before the term was used extensively. The project JenniCam offers viewers uninhibited views into Jennifer’s private world. In Steve Dixon’s essay on webcams as surveillance, he defines the webcam as a kind of “documentary realism” which is very relevant to what Jennifer is doing with her Read more →
we r no[where] by Helen Varley Jamieson creatively uses the Internet as an artistic medium, it was a cyberformance that take the third space as a networked environment. After several discussions and rehearsals in past few weeks, we finally met again in the Adobe Connect and collectively delivered the cyberformance to audience locally and remotely in the opening of Art of the Networked Practice Read more →
Having a chance to participate in this cyberformance is definitely one of the highlights of Media and Performance class. By being the key performers of this segment in the symposium, we can better understand some of the concepts illustrated in class regarding performance art and the third space.
w r now[here] allows us to work with a real cyber performance artist, Read more →
The title of the Symposium Performance/Cyberformance, “we r now[here]” causes enough intrigue within itself. It questions the ability of the virtual world to collapse time and space to create intimate connections in the third space. Our class of Media and Performance was lucky enough to be a part of this exciting experiment, and it was no small feat.
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g.r.f.e experiments with the idea of having the ability to manipulate and eradicate certain areas of our personal history on the virtual realm, using glitch art and the aesthetizing of errors to break apart and censor fractions of content.
Working on my archiving project while taking Media and Performance class reveals that active participation in the third space even before Read more →
The Telematic Dinner Party, hosted on March 22nd, 2015, was just like any other regular dinner party, but it was held via Adobe Connect in the 3rd space. It included the same elements as any old dinner party: different arrival times of the guests, soft jazz music playing in the background, a toast, three different courses, chatter, jokes, and the Read more →
Swappie 1.0 was about the distortion of facial image. Swappie 2.0 on the other hand, is the distortion of spoken words and sung lyrics.
A second installation of Swappie, Swappie 2.0 aims to distort, rewrite and stretch meanings and bringing it into the suspension of disbelief much like “putting words in someone else’s mouth.
I worked on the opening and Read more →
The one video that served as inspiration and got the Swappie snowball rolling is the Iggy Azalea freestyle rap video where some flabberghasted netizens tried to add subtitles to what she the lyrics to the actual rap was. She was seemingly spouting gibberish as the audience members cheered her on. This confused me for a moment but then I realise that Read more →
Participating in “we r now[here]” was an amazing experience. I had more of a stage managing role rather then a performer. It was my responsibility to make sure everyone was on time, remembered the routine and where to be. This experience allowed me to have an inside view into the performance. I was able to watch part of the performance Read more →