[NetBehaviour] Alan Sondheim: Somatic Ghosting

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Tue Oct 8 23:17:02 CEST 2019

Alan Sondheim: Somatic Ghosting

London ICA Talk and presentation on 07:00 pm, Wed, 16 Oct 2019,
in the Theatre at the London ICA - see URL below!


I'm thrilled to present audio/video/performative work on the
relations among virtual and real bodies, virtual and real
ecosystems, and virtual and real being in the worlds.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

"Multidisciplinary pioneer Alan Sondheim presents a lecture
exploring his evolving practice.

"Interweaving Sondeims practice across platforms, the lecture
will explore the influence of the digital on the body and social
and political spheres.

"A pioneer of the virtual, Sondheim has worked for decades
across music, sound and the visual. Drawing on a range of
sources from his lexicon of digital objects and artefacts, this
presentation will tour the territories and interzones of his
practice, staking out ideas and sharing his unique perspective
on our twenty-first-century conditions. Alan Sondheim is a
city-based new media artist, musician, writer, and performer
concerned with issues of virtuality, and the stake that the real
world has in the virtual. He has worked with his partner Azure
Carter among others. Sondheim is concerned with the examination
the grounds of the virtual and how the body is inhabited. He
performs in virtual, real, and cross-over worlds; his virtual
work is known for its highly complex and mobile architectures.
He has used altered motion-capture technology extensively for
examining and creating new lexicons of behaviour. His writing
stems out of codework, a problematic style in which code
substrates and surface content interfere with each other in
which, in other words, the textual body and body of text are
deeply entangled. His current music is based on the
impossibility of time reversal, on fast improvisation, and
anti-gestural approaches to playing."

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