CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome)
Audio, video, performance: Freya Bjorg Olafson
format available: Beta, Mini DV, DVD (NTSC or PAL)
CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) is part of my AVATAR series exploring methods of creating, validating and disseminating one’s identity through the use of technology and the Internet. The series is inspired by the mantra “I post therefore I am”, whereby Internet users legitimize their existence by documenting their lives and uploading this media to personal webpages and blogs. The work in this series facilitates an inquiry into our desire to share and publicize our lives. CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) layers composited screen captures of rapid web searches, desktop strippers and amorphous dancers seductively drawing you into the screen.
Read about CVS on ScreenDance Studies Blog
2013 Festival International De Video Danse, Bourgonne, France
2013 Atlantic Center for the Arts | Residency #151 New Smyrna Beach, Florida
2012 Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Conference | Video Pool screening - Wpg, Mb
2011 30e Festival International du Film sur L’Art - screening curated by: Nicole Gingras, Montreal, Qc
2011 Latitude 53 | FOMD Laboratory – Embodied Projections, two person exhibit with Margaret Dragu, Edmonton, Alberta
2010 White Box | SanctionedArray Specify Others video screening in New York City
2010 MONA – Museum of New Art “New Media, Sex and Culture” curators: Jef Bourgeau, Steve Coy, Jonathan Lillie, Detroit,Mi.
Distributed by: VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTER
ABOUT the AVATAR series:
The AVATAR series began at Studio 303 (Montreal) during a workshop lead by 2boys.tv (video/performance duo, Montreal) in May 2008. Since then the series benefited from significant time at PAF~Performing Arts Forum (St.Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, France), SIM – The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (Reykjavik, Iceland) and at The Barn with Tedd Robinson of 10 Gates Dancing Inc (Ontario).
The development of this series is generously supported by the Canada Council for The Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, The Winnipeg Arts Council and Video Pool Media Arts Center. To date excerpts of this body of work have been exhibited / performed at InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Center (Toronto), Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art (Winnipeg), Studio 303 (Montreal), PAF ~ Performing Arts Forum (France) and Kling&Bang Galleri (Iceland).