Starting with a re-investigation of the five elements: earth, fire, water, air and love, REMOTELY IN TOUCH explores how digital, visual and informational processes alter the way we perceive the world, ourselves and the act of perception in general.
Images created by remote digital signals sent via satellite or robotic camera from the Internet etc. are used to poetic and surreal effect. The digital are jammed between analog images of a visceral moment or an embodied movement to raise questions: what is real? what is body? how is representation inadequate? how does technology predetermine what and how we see? how are images construction or a fiction fo science?
Approached with a philosophical yet humorous sense of metaphor and meaning, REMOTELY IN TOUCH plays with what we know as an image. The artist's blood cells, NASA's mission to mars, ultrasound imaging, an underwater volcano, exploratory surgery by robotic camera, Wing Chun martial arts, and other found images are lyrically woven together with text and audio.
Continuing in a playful spirit, the music is designed from the first 24 notes of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Digitally altered, Bach is transformed into a new composition no longer recognizable as Bach.
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