Full moon 16th July 2019.
Devices is a 6-minute audio-visual meditation in the form of an online 360 video. It is a collaboration between snakeeyes and Char Stiles. The motivation behind creating Devices is the technologization and digital digestion of pain online. Social media is used to effectively “share pain”, and this is a theme explored in the work manifested as the digital filter, through manipulation, digitization and distortion of the physical body. This experience, as it is rendered as a video, can be easily shared and distributed online.
When Isabel wrote Devices, as a person who suffers from PTSD, she discusses the effect that this disorder has on her intimate relationships, as well as its effects on her physical body. The use of emerging media (volumetric filmmaking, machine learning, 3D scanning) to capture and animate Isabel’s body in such a way as to reflect the physical symptoms she has. The experience, when released, will hopefully raise awareness as to the complexity of this issue.
Char Stiles is a interdisciplinary computational artist, she primary create with computer graphics; making pieces that spans disciplines such as video, dance, interactive installation, performance and online works. One such online work is Astroturing which you can read about it here: http://charstiles.com/astroturfing/ and see it here: http://charstiles.com/astroturf.html/
Snakeeyes (Isabel Vazquez), is a multidisciplinary Indigenous American artist/performer and activist based in NYC/London.