My Self, the Body
Live-performance + video work
Video work by Rob Schröder and Gabrielle Provaas
Duration: ca. 15:00 – 30:00 minutes
The ‘My Self’ series is an ongoing research series about the Self and the identification process.
This third part of the ‘My Self’ series is about researching the convention of the body. The internal organs, skin and their audio. In this work, titled My Self, the Body, the artist is investigating the internal body sounds without the use of computers or audio software during a live performance. Because, what actually lives inside me, inside us, as a living species? Who are they, this life inside? How are they exchanging themselves within this cage of skin, blood and flesh? Do they have a Self? And are we more separated from each other than we know?
Two reconstructed micro phonic stethoscopes are used to do a live body investigation from which the internal sounds will be directly amplified into the physical space. Through this, the body is transformed into a resonance (box). It is a very intimate live performance, in which the body is used to interact with the internal body sounds at that specific moment; the life that lives and communicates inside.
This work was especially developed to be launched at SXSW2018 (South by South West in Austin, Texas, USA) in collaboration with The Living Museum in 2018.
This page shows the stills and the video of the live performance at EYE Film Museum as being part of the ‘The Man Machine’ exhibition in 2019.
© Lisette Ros