Interactive Art at the Wits Art Museum
Bertha + Jorissen St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
12 June-18 August 2013
Opening Talk: Franci Cronje, 6pm, 12 June
How does movement perform meaning?
Digital artists Tegan Bristow and Nathaniel Stern use cutting-edge technologies to ask this question in a highly innovative exhibition of interactive art. Participants use their full bodies to trigger custom-made software in seven large-scale installations, exploring, experiencing and practicing how we make meaning, through movement. Stern will exhibit his full Body Language suite together for the first time, including completely updated versions of enter, elicit, and stuttering, as well as the premiere of his new installation, scripted. It coincides with a catalog with essay by Professor Charlie Gere, and the release of Stern's new academic book, Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance, which will be available later this June. Bristow will exhibit her award winning Chalk Vision, a new version of UNSAID, her new installation, Dissonance at Six, and a small series of prints. The Wits Art Museum has funded a publication about Bristow's work as well.