Keywords: Online Installation, Sound Art, Machine Learning, Music, Indices on the Body, AMAE, DePinto, Jean-Luc Nancy.
The Body in the Machine: Indices Online
This piece is an online audio-visual installation that uses machine-learning techniques to reflect on the interplay of the artist and the artifact in the context of technologically mediated arts collaborations. This project grew in dialogue with another ongoing project titled 58+1/63 Indices on the Body. That project is a collaboration between the artistic collective AMAE and the artist Pier Giorgio De Pinto and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy to which the author has also contributed. Adopting Nancy’s view of the body as extended in the work of AMAE/DePinto and the author, the piece asks what happens to the body when we begin to rely heavily on translations across disembodied technologies to mediate our communication and art-making. It reflects on how meaning mutates and transforms as the work is translated across various technologies and media.