Thinking Through The Body
05 August 2009
This collaborative research project explores the potential of the body in interactive art.
Thinking Through The Body brings together an ensemble of eight creative practitioners who share an interest in the body and interactive technologies. The project is an investigation of touch, movement and proprioception (the sense of one’s position and volume in space).
Thinking Through The Body is led by artist George Khut, who makes interactive body-focussed artwork using biomedical sensing technologies, and Lizzie Muller, a curator, writer and researcher specialising in interactive art and interdisciplinary collaboration. Participants include Jonathan Duckworth, Somaya Langley, Lian Loke, Garth Paine, Maggie Slattery and Catherine Truman.
Together their research has explored interactive art technologies, sensorial exercises and play. They are developing new ideas and practices for making and curating interactive art. The research is nuanced and complex, taking place in various sites over 2008-9. A website and collaborative blog documents the process and supports ongoing exchange between workshops. Themed Somaesthetic Gymnasium, the final workshop takes place in July at Performance Space, Sydney.
See the Thinking Through The Body blog for further details. Thinking Through The Body was supported by the Australia Council through the ArtLab initiative. ArtLab brings together new interdisciplinary collaborations for creative research programs. Previous ArtLab projects include:
- The Transmission Project, 2008-9.
- The WIRED Lab, 2007.
For further information about ArtLab please contact the Inter-Arts Office.