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Body Interfaces

Body Interfaces research

This blog is an ongoing update on the activities of the Body Interfaces artistic research project.
For portfolio, go to the project website:

Body Interfaces concept and method

"The body as interface" is an artistic concept and research that comes out of a long research in body-based performance practices, site specific art and technology. The project has a very expansive interpretation and definition of the terminology of "interface" and aims to take the combination of body - interface to a wider understanding, as a relational space between two entities, concerning the aspects of bringing together two parts, as well as separating them, being a threshold condition for the two.

The research combines working with the body and (as) materiality in the tradition of site specific performance art combined with a newer understanding of the body that we have derived through our use of technology and its terminology. The project will benefit from the methodology of technology and not use technology as such; it will research in the physical sensations and meeting points that the body has with the surroundings, inspired by tools required from studying the body in technology with the concept of the interface as a main focus point. The interventions deals with the body as interface for experience, communication in relation to other materialities and the environment that surrounds and interact with these. The interface is here read as a transmitting entity and agency between the body and the surrounding surfaces; translating signals through interaction in and with the environment.

Kultuurrikauppila in Ii, Finland

performance art, research Posted on Mon, May 07, 2018 15:09:16

Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen and Malte Steiner are currently artists-in-residency at Kultuurrikauppila in Ii, Finland. Their residency started April 3rd and will end on May 31. 2018.

During the residency they are working on a collaborate exhibition and concert as well as doing their individual works and research.

More information can be found here:

May 8th, Madsen and Steiner will do a master class at Oulu Art Museum about artistic mapping and cartography:

Facebook event:

May 16th the exhibition Iijoki Relations will open at Kultuurrikauppila Art Center. The exhibition will feature new works created while in residency and a dual channel video-installation created with local inhabitants and is part of Art Ii Biennial 2018:

The opening is at 18h on May 16th and the exhibition can be visited until May 29th.
The opening hours are: sat-sun 11am – 3 pm, mon-fri 1pm – 6 pm at Taidekeskus KulttuuriKauppila Kauppilantie 15, 91100 Ii, Finland.

Facebook event for the opening:

May 19th a special edition of the Iijoki Relations video-installation will be shown at Nättepori in Ii, as part of a narration festival for senior residents.

May 29th Madsen and Steiner will premiere their electro-acoustic concert Surface Tension at the auditorium in Nättepori, Ii. The piece is also part of the Art Ii Biennial 2018.
The concert starts at 18h.

Facebook event:

Sound section on tmkm

performance art, research Posted on Mon, May 07, 2018 14:53:43

There is now a separate sound section on the main site