201006 Research Gathering on Flesh, Steel and Codecs
During this research gathering Eisa Jocson and Angelo Vermeulen talk about recent work in which they explore notions of the body and its relation to space and technology. Eisa Jocson presents Stainless Borders: The Deconstruction of Architectures of Control, a current project that merges the urban landscape and pole dancing. The project explores and maps the relationship between the human body and the urban landscape through movement defined by a pole dance vocabulary. Stainless Borders started in Manila, and has now expanded to Brussels and Sint-Niklaas. It is an alternative practice that tries to challenge perspectives of how our bodies move within the urban landscape. Eisa Jocson is artist in residence at FoAM from May till June 2010, and is currently developing an experimental video project at SoundImageCulture in Brussels.
In his presentation Angelo Vermeulen talks about the latest developments in his ongoing Corrupted C#n#m#project. Corrupted C#n#m# is an amorphous, process-oriented art project which explores new and old media through biological and digital experimentation. Essentially, the project debunks the myth of the immateriality of digital media. For the Canvascollectie Vermeulen teamed up with jewellery designer Walter Bresseleers to create data-corrupting cyber cockroaches. The armour of these hybrid creatures contains electronics that can disrupt digital data streams. Bresseleers will briefly elucidate the potential role of silver-smithing in media arts.