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

micha cardenas / azdel slade azdelslade at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 20:57:04 CEST 2009

thanks for reposting my bounce, marc, i tried, but i guess it didn't work.

hopefully some folks on this list are in some of these places and can
make it out to some of these events!

and if anyone has any questions about the performances or the project,
ask away!



marc garrett wrote:
> 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
> differently.
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micha cardenas

Artist/Researcher, Experimental Game Lab, http://experimentalgamelab.net
Calit2 Researcher, http://bang.calit2.net

blog: http://transreal.org

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