Avatar Body Collision
2nd August 2004, 6 - 7pm
The New Zealand contingent of the cyber-theatre group Avatar Body Collision, Vicki Smith will give an interactive demonstration of the groups work.
Avatar Body Collision are a collaborative, globally distributed performance troupe who live (mostly) in London, Helsinki, Aotearoa/New Zealand and cyberspace. A central thematic in their work is the relationship of the body to the machine, and in particular, to examine what it means to be human in a world of intelligent machines.
The group use chat software that is cross-platform and free to download. Their primary software applications are the Palace (a 2D graphic-sonic chat application) and iVisit (web cam conferencing application). Upcoming projects deploy mobile phones, Wifi and other mobile Internet technologies to extend their performative mobility and include a street spectatorship.