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Inhabit the Meat of your Body
Interactive video installation made during residency at

Queensland University of Technology, 1994 - 95


 

Inhabit the Meat of your Body is an interactive video installation / performance created using Mandala on an Amiga. Participants are taken on a roller-coaster ride inside a human body while standing in front of a large video screen. A video camera aimed at the performer allows them to interact with objects on the screen using the silouhette of their body. They begin their journey by jumping into a huge open mouth projected onto the screen. From there they travel to the brain and then down the throat to the stomach. They continue through gushing blood vessels to the heart.

What is intelligence? I would suggest that we have an overly high opinion of our capacity for rational thought. The inner voice has become a voice of authority that we privelge over other forms of unconcious and biological intelligence. Inhabit the Meat of your Body shows the body as a collective of various intelligences, as suggested by Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind.





 

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