MaloMalo has teamed up with the And What? Queer Arts Festival to bring you DIGITAL BODIES. In this interdisciplinary exhibition focusing on Queer and Feminist approaches to virtual reality and the rise of sex robots, the artists ask participants:
“What is it to be a human in a digital space?”
In a world first, composer Jonathan Packham will demonstrate his method of presenting music in 360-degree VR scores in three mesmerising new pieces that combine movement, voice, cello, and live electronics. This collaboration with Director Crispin Lord takes this into a distinctly Queer space, searching for identity in hostile environments and reflecting on abuse of the Queer body.
Joining them, multimedia artist Kate Davis presents part of her acclaimed series Logging Onto Love, which encourages us to question our ethics in relation to robotics and artificial intelligence and addresses a crucial topic in contemporary feminism, that of ‘robotic’ and ‘cyber’ women.
Oyinda will present her captivating virtual avatar videos made in collaboration with Pussykrew, which together with her etherial brand of R&B pop offer a searing commentary on the traditional representation of women of colour in visual arts.
Lastly, bespoke tailor and LCF graduate Jack Goode will present a selection of their provocative, Queer designs that draw on androgyny and fetishwear as inspiration.
DIGITAL BODIES has been curated by MaloMalo, a new Queer theatre company pushing the boundaries of live performance, run by Crispin Lord and Marcus Bell, with the much loved Neil Bartlett as Associate Advisor.