In Vitro , 16 mins, Screening, Apr 2022, St.Margaret's House Artist In Residence, public programme. In collaboration with: George Paris, Ryan Mc Grath, Moon Boots, Baba Yaga Collective, animation: Milou Stella
In Vitro was born from a series of digital animated drawings made using IOS technology during lockdown. They became a short hybrid performance after a period of personal research into the context of reproductive rights and technology with a particular interest towards queer theories and methodologies, posthumanism and the idea of the cyborg.
The sound pieces coming with this hybrid performance were developed sampling1950s American adverts, field recordings of London, answer machines from real life services, and vocal recordings of texts from journals. During a period of three months, I drew the animations, composed and performed this piece made from 30 different short animations, 3 acts and 6 music compositions.
It was shown through an online screening and as part of a one week Open Studio at The Create Place, St. Margaret's House with a selection of research statistics to contextualise the piece.
Frames from In Vitro , 16 mins, Screening, Apr 2022, St.Margaret's House Artist In Residence, public programme. In collaboration with: George Paris, Ryan Mc Grath, Moon Boots, Baba Yaga Collective, animation: Milou Stella
The theme of the cyborg is evolving: from Star Trek to today’s worlds of technology and science. There’s space for change in the stories we tell, sometimes in problematic yet exciting ways. Realities where technological and biological are symbiotic are now a possibility: like Donna Haraway, I believe in the acceptance of the cyborg as a way to break down the binary thinking linked to many aspects of people’s lives today, especially when it comes to reframing the poetics and narratives around sex, gender, race and our relationship to this planet . While we may not all be moving through the world with bionic eyes and computer chips in our brains, we have been forced to reimagine familiar settings. Experience can now be mediated through a bonding of the analogue and the digital, as exemplified by some of the works appearing here. What might the hybridisation of these two forms bring to the families of the future?
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