Doubles and Look-Alikes
Art, science and games collide: who is who? And how do
artists see themselves in the mirror of their artistic works!
Sic Transit / Manuel Saiz / I / 4:37 / V
Elastic cord playing / Park Byounglae / ROK / 7:45 / V
What-if? Beyond a Carnalove / Torsten Zenas Burns & Darrin Martin /USA /17:00
Real Snow White / Pilvi Takala / F/NL / 9:15 / V
Monuments / Redmond Entwistle /GB/USA /30:00/16mm
What-if? Beyond a Carnalove
17:00-2009-Torsten Zenas Burns + Darrin Martin
Our last project, entitled “What-If? ”, was generated through a series of role playing workshops that enacted a romance between four characters based upon two obscure Marvel superheroes and two internationally renowned art personalities. The performances,conducted by an international cast of artists,leads to a group wedding. The happy foursome are Orlan, an artist whose actual redefinition of her own body via plastic surgery confronts representations of woman throughout art history; Stelarc, an artist whose cybernetic mission in life is to render the body obsolete; Scarlet Witch, a mutant superhero who has unlimited powers over probability,and Vision, a “synthezoid” superhero whose mechanically fabricated body contains a human soul.“What-If? Beyond a CarnaLove” is the beginning of a larger body of work that unfolds this entangled story spanning the gulf between genders and representations;the body and technology. We will utilize an excess of workshop materials to focus on the mating rituals of Orlan within the complicated foursome, simultaneously contextualizing her within a grouping of characters that push the boundaries of the very definition of the word carnal.Re-envisioned Orlan operations are performed by her lovers in tandem with intimate dates that develop their deepening relationships.