[spectre] Syndrome 3.0: The Post-Human Gospel
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Mon Dec 1 13:35:27 CET 2014
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Syndrome 3.0: The Post-Human Gospel
Review by Niki Russell
A night of performances, by artists whose entangled relation to
technology seeks to posit new forms of identity and spirituality.
To many, technology and spirituality would seem antithetical.
Contemporary technology is intertwined with modern science, whereas,
spirituality is equally enmeshed within both religion and faith. The
Post-Human Gospel self-consciously accepts this awkwardness, and
manoeuvres these two uneasy bedfellows together. Offering up a night of
performances, by artists whose entangled relation to technology seeks to
posit new forms of identity and spirituality.
This is the latest in a series of events, collectively entitled
Syndrome, seeking to explore the relationship between technology and
affect in performance. The Post-Human Gospel marks the start of the
third phase of this activity, collaboratively programmed by Mercy and
The Hive Collective. If 3.0 is heading into the realm of spirituality,
then earlier phases have played with both language and control – whether
the constraints enforced on the body in virtual space, role-playing
authority within the State Free State of a.P.A.t.T island, or a ‘room as
instrument’ where you can physically manipulate sound and light. Across
these events, those involved ask how we might interact or play with this
technology, and in turn, how this experience might then act upon on us –
our feelings and emotions?
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