Meaning Machines is a performance installation performed June 14th, 2013 at ROOMS Gallery in Chicago. ROOMS continues their recent exploration into sensory deprivation by blindfolding the performers and feeding them separate audio triggers via headphones. Seven blindfolded performers, both male and female, are interspersed amongst one another and simultaneously perform unsynchronized activities combined with sounds cued by the audio in their headphones.
These audio cues will set off sounds, movements and conversations each performer has observed in their own daily life. Each performer has the same set of concepts for each of their sounds and movements yet generated individually, creating their own identity within the installation.
Inspiration for Meaning Machines was taken from a Blaise Pascal quote, “Words differently arranged have different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.”
Meaning Machines has been performed before in ROOMS gallery space. A video of this performance can be seen at http://roomsgallery.com/?page_id=20&paged=2
CONCEIVED AND CREATED:
Todd Frugia and Marrakesh
Christian Cruz and Lauren Wessel
Lauren Sudbrink, Danielle LaVoy, Enid Muñoz, Harish Jaysankar, Jackie Sestak, Veronica Bruce, Juan Pablo Beltran Hilarion
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