Technology of social media can turn the most intimate feelings into information with an economical value, into data. The sacred is what cannot be bought or sold.
Data is the most valuable product these days. It’s information about our rhythms, bodies and emotions, used by corporations to condition our behavior and our desires. Is the sacred expanding or contracting in our lives? Can technology be a tool to expand the sacred? In this performance the robotic percussive robot creates rhythmic patterns processing data of my movements in real time through an MYO sensor. I play instruments designed in metal and wood with repetitive body actions.
Performance for Region(es). August 2018, New York.
Photos by Sandra Arenas