REAL MEETS

IMMERSIVIA

OR WHAT IS IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVE ART?

When all hope is gone to explain the future of art, to explain things that can’t be explained as they need to be experienced not explained, then history has to help.

Before I open the historic records I show you a future that is near. LEIPZIG BIENNALE will present A LIVING DOOR. Hopefully this does not ring a bell in you as then you understand it immediately and say “ah cold coffee” … you may add if some people around you wonder on your remark: “indeed famous cold coffee”.

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A LIVING DOOR

Imagine two bodies built in the computer, having an aura, so let’s call them Auric bodies. Let them stand in the frame of a door and you have to pass between them to enter the exhibition. Would you turn your face, as there is not much space left, so you have to turn your face to slip through, towards the male or the female Auric body? Is there such a thing female or male in the virtual identities of the computer? Are you what you show to be? Who are you? Are you more real as the Auric bodies you pass?

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In 1977 Marina Abramović and Ulay performed A LIVING DOOR in Bologna, Italy. It became one of the landmarks in performance art. Now we point to the future of performance art: IMMERSIVIA.

Ulay says in 2017: “ … making our bodies to an instrument”

Marina says in 2017: “We are living doors”

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