[NetBehaviour] Mixed Relations / Technesexual - Mixed Reality Live Audio Performances

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Sep 23 19:03:37 CEST 2009

Mixed Relations / Technesexual - Mixed Reality Live Audio Performances

and Workshops
WHO: Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cardenas
WHEN: Oct. 2th, 4th, 15-17th, 2009
CONTACT: Micha Cardenas, Azdel Slade in SL, azdelslade 4+ gmail d()+ com

Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand will be doing a performance called
Technesexual that uses DIY biometric sensors that were made by hand to
create live audio which will be heard in real space and virtual space at the
same time. It is a Mixed Reality performance exploring relationality between
people and between people and technology.

Cardenas and Mehrmand will be performing Technesexual in Tijuana at
Entijuanarte at the Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT), in San Francisco
at Arse Elektronika and in Montreal at Artivistic. They will also be doing
a 3 day workshop in Montreal, sharing the technology used for the
performance with workshop participants including DIY electronics,
Second Life and Puredata.

More info and photos here: http://bang.calit2.net/wiki/Mixed_Relations

Entijuanarte 09 at CECUT - http://www.entijuanarte.com/ - *entijuanarte* es
una plataforma artística y cultural que busca alentar la exposición,
promoción y venta de arte contemporáneo de artistas nacionales y
extranjeros, individuales y colectivos. Su convocatoria incluye disciplinas
y medios diversos como pintura, escultura, fotografía, dibujo, grabado,
medios digitales, instalación y performance. Este año, en su quinta edición,
entijuanarte 09, refrenda su compromiso y expande el papel que su presencia
ha ido conformando con las pasadas ediciones dentro del escenario artístico
y cultural regional y nacional.

Arse Elektronika - http://www.monochrom.at/arse-elektronika - Of Intercourse
and Intracourse = Sexuality, Genetics, Biotech, Wetware, Body mods
=Scottish SF author Iain Banks created a fictitious group-civilisation
called "Culture" in his eponymous narrative. The vast majority of 
humanoid people
in the "Culture" are born with greatly altered glands housed within their
central nervous systems, who secrete - on command - mood- and
sensory-appreciation-altering compounds into the person's bloodstream.
Additionally many inhabitants have subtly altered reproductive organs - and
control over the associated nerves - to enhance sexual pleasure. Ovulation
is at will in the female, and a fetus up to a certain stage may be
re-absorbed, aborted, or held at a static point in its development; again,
as willed. Also, a viral change from one sex into the other, is possible.
And there is a convention that each person should give birth to one child in
their lives. It may sound strange, but Banks states that a society in which
it is so easy to change sex will rapidly find out if it is treating one
gender better than the other. Pressure for change within society would
presumably build up until some form of sexual equality and hence numerical
parity will be established. Does this set-up sound too futuristic? Too
utopian? Too bizarre?

Artivistic 2009 - TURN*ON - http://artivistic.org/ - The world to come is so
sexy. We are unstoppable for we are fueled with an incredible urge to
embrace the pleasure provided by difference, exchange and liberation. Our
actions today are charged with an energy that is animated by the rise of
change and a movement that is simply irresistible. For its upcoming fourth
edition, Artivistic is going sexy. From October 15 to 17, 2009, we invite
participants to discuss, question, and imagine the proxemics of sexuality,
technology and politics. While keeping issues of power and control in
question, we want to turn to the potency of pleasure, curiosity, humor, and
desire in order to TURN*ON that which has yet to be thought and experienced

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