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9th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X

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VIOLASTREAM: An Interactive Performance

Viola Leqi He


Interactive Telecommunication Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, U.S.

Keywords: Performance, Livestream, Cybernetics, System, Agency, Web, COVID-19

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Screenshot of Livestream during first Performance

VIOLASTREAM is an online, interactive performance that utilizes web technologies in order to explore the performer's body as it relates to others. The core of this performance is a system I devised, handing control to my audiences who collectively vote for my behaviors. At my isolated performance space, a computer displays and reads the audiences’ votes and comments in real time, and asks me to carry out the highest voted tasks. While the audiences act as commanders and spectators, Viola's body performs the role of the object and machine, creating a cybernetic relationship through webcam and livestream as medium.

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