Dyson, Torkwase

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

This interactive video installation combines interactive technology, screen media, performance improvisation and non-linear narrative construction to unfix stereotypical narratives of gendered and racialized bodies. I use these forms to democratize, but not homogenize the cultured body. I am interested in digital video, interactive media and the Internet, as forms to explore the possibility of information exchange. These formats set a practical framework for global co-authorship whose implications lie in the interrogation of identity formations. It is within the capacity of interactive technology I think through methods for co-creating cultural and personal narratives about the body.

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    2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Supplementary Material
    Dyson, Torkwase (2009-05-14T19:43:41Z)
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    2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Dyson, Torkwase (2009-05-04T18:42:25Z)
    Its About Small Things is a video and live performance installation. It's composed of three consecutive shorts. As the audience experiences pre-recorded video on screens A and B the third component of improvisation is key to the cognitive experience of the narrative. The live projection on screen C is a performed response to images displayed on the first two screens. The body is never seen, only mediated through a digital video network.