Proprioception (Body Awareness 2017)

“Proprioception (Body Awareness 2017)” is an assemblage of historic imagery, 70’s experimental video practices, and modern-day chaotic audio procedures. John Heartfield was a pioneer using collage and photomontage as a means to fight militarism and fascism in Europe. The work juxtaposes two camera streams pointing to Heartfield’s imagery and to crosshairs from an analog videoscope, using video processing equipment built in the 1970’s – a technology that was made to facilitate alternative, experimental and open practices. The processing in turn is controlled by audio from a modern-day synthesizer using chaotic procedures.

Proprioception (Body Awareness 2017) is made with support from Signal Culture / Owego, NY, using analog video processing equipment created in the 1970s.

The piece has been presented at Portland’s Open Signal festival SATURATE(D) during the months of April/May 2018. Curated by Sarah Turner and Alan Page, the festival attempted to disrupt the scramble of (current) media oversaturation, seeking to disrupt and decontextualize the current/changing state of digital media: https://www.opensignalpdx.org/calendar/event/2827