Plug your nose and try to hum
FILE SAO PAULO 2018
Electronic Language International Festival
“Plug your nose and try to hum” is a Virtual Reality installation in which the user is surrounded by floating miniature bodies that can be hit, grabbed, stretched and tossed around. Using the controllers, that also function as light sources, it is possible to freely interact with the artist’s 3d scanned body that randomly spawns around the scene, humming in various pitches. These virtual bodies propose a synthetic corporeality, evoking a sense of uncanniness due to the blurring of the split between real and virtual, flesh and data. They are perceivable digital representation, something that can be sensed and felt despite their virtual nature.
She works with interactive, virtual and mixed reality art, that creates an intimate and complex assemblage of physical and virtual elements and explores the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality. She is the co-founder of AFK – Away From Keyboard, a member of the Radiance Research Platform for artistic VR experience and of the Saloon Wien. She currently teaches at the Transmediale Kunst department of the University of Applied Art in Vienna and at the Art University of Linz, as well as regularly collaborating with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio.
Martina Menegon currently lives and works in Vienna.