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Poetry reading performance at E-Lit Under the Stars, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, April 2013
Performers: Althea Baird, Mariana Castañeda, Indee Mitchell
Photos by Vanessa Miller
Local Autonomy Networks: Find Each Other is a collaboration between Micha Cárdenas, PhD student in Media Arts and Practice at the University of Southern California, Allison Wyper, Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA, Natalie Rosen, dancer and Claire Viele, artist. The video above uses two early prototypes, but the actual Autonets garments are still in development. The devices will be made open source under an Open Hardware license and the designs will be made publicly available. We hope to be able to give working devices to people who need them through workshops once we feel they are working well enough to be distributed.
Find Each Other is an experimental movement piece in which two performers explore space to the sound of poetry, using proximity sensing electronic garments from the Autonets series. The lights in the performers’ clothing change based on the wireless signal strength, a rough approximation of distance and a visible interpretation of connection. The poetry and movement bring to life the issues raised by autonets, how we find people who can help prevent violence, how we find the ones we have political solidarity with and how we find the ones with whom to build commnunity and love.
Photo by Wendy Sue Lamm Photography