Session Title:

  • Re-rooting Digital Culture: Media Art Ecologies

Presentation Title:

  • Make-Shift




  • Panel: Re-rooting Digital Culture: Media Art Ecologies

    MAKE-SHIFT is a house party, a chat room, a slide show and a per­for­mance process – a live event for the 21st cen­tury that re-imag­ines the pri­vate ac­tions of our do­mes­tic lives as mul­ti­ple, in­ter­con­nected and with global con­se­quences. make-shift hap­pens si­mul­ta­ne­ously be­tween two or­di­nary houses and a be­spoke on­line per­for­mance space ac­ces­si­ble to any­one, any­where with a broad­band con­nec­tion. Two per­form­ers (one in each house) work with house­hold ob­jects, re­cy­cling rub­bish and cy­ber­for­mance tools to bro­ker in­ter­ac­tion and dis­cus­sion be­tween local and re­mote au­di­ences in a type of per­for­ma­tive salon. This per­for­mance pre­sen­ta­tion of MAKE-SHIFT ad­dresses the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of nest­ing and feed­ing, the re­la­tion­ships be­tween mo­bil­ity and be­com­ing un­stuck. It thinks about how, con­trary to our feel­ing of po­lit­i­cal dis­em­pow­er­ment, our small daily ac­tions ac­cu­mu­late and ir­rev­o­ca­bly trans­form the world we live in. It talks about stuff and how it breaks down – and that how ever hard you try to make it go away – noth­ing is ever re­ally gone – just re-arranged.