Intimate Transactions

Transmute Collective

 

Exhibition Dates
12 May - 27 May 2006

Intimate Transactions created an experience based upon ideas of extending human subjectivity through developing a sense of intimacy with creatures very different to oneself. 

Overview

Intimate Transactions created an experience based upon ideas of extending human subjectivity through developing a sense of intimacy with creatures very different to oneself. The work asked a pair of participants in two different locations - Artspace and Performance Space - to develop intimacies both with each other and with a range of computational creatures, all of which inhabited a common virtual space. The participants therefore represented forces moving within a space and had the ability to create balance or imbalance depending on the ‘sensitivity' with which they navigated and interacted with the creatures within that world. In this way the participants act as ‘catalysts' or ‘multipliers' within the space.

 

Transmute Collective:
Dr. Keith Armstrong - Artistic Director/New Media Visual Design
Lisa O'Neill - Performance Director
Guy Webster - Sound Director

 

Co-production between Artspace and Performance Space, Sydney. This project was assisted by the Australasian Centre for Interaction Design (ACID), the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Keith Armstrong was an Australia Council New Media Arts Fellow (2005-07). Intimate Transactions was developed with support from the Performance Space Headspace Residency Program.

Transmute Collective, 'Intimate Transactions', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2006