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Erandy Vergara – Movement and Orientation: Four Interactive Installations from Latin America

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5 à 7
March 16, 2016
Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Feminist Media Studio
CJ Building, 2.130
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke W
Montreal (Qc)

Through the analysis of four interactive installations from Latin America which have movement as its basis, this presentation will demonstrate the need to move away from general and descriptive theorizations of interactive media art, in favour of case specific methods which critically address what interactive behaviours enable and how. The works Erandy Vergara will analyze are: Tunnel (2011) by Rejane Cantoni and Leo Crescenti; Light in Movement (1962-1999) by Julio Le Parc; Proxemia (2005) by Mariela Yeregui; Infinite Justice (2004) by Alfredo Salomón. By looking at the core concepts of movement and orientation, Vergara investigates how each interactive piece re-orients familiar movements and why this matters. This paper argues that while these installations have a moving forward orientation as their basis, the encounter with the observer interrogates movement’s progressive and modern foundation.