Freya Björg Olafson: MÆ-Motion Aftereffect

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    MÆ-Motion Aftereffect

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    Performance staged on a green-screen floor with a large projection screen in behind – three external monitors are placed at the front of the stage as video sources for the artist's reference.



Artist Statement:

    MÆ-Motion Aftereffect is a sixty-minute performance work that addresses the impact of emerging consumer technologies associated with AR, VR, and 360° video. In the final scene, a live video feed is manipulated through the game development software ‘Unity’ which generates an accidental effect that freezes video frames and continuously prints new frames atop the previous. As a result, movement onstage creates live painted trails. This visual effect references Brody Condon’s 1999 modified video game work ‘Adam Killer’ as well as a common Windows XP system error that generates the same painting effect using the computer’s search windows and cursors as a paintbrush. This scene features a sound score created by Emma Hendrix.




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