Testing Presence: The Unfolding Exchange (Keynote Conversation, Track 1)
Testing Presence: The Unfolding Exchange
Keynote Lecture (Track 1)
Participants: Tim Etchells (uk), Adrian Heathfield (uk)
The site of the actions could be an LCD-monitor or a screen, a stage, a website, a gallery, a street or a private room. There will be an encounter in each work or project. This encounter sets off the process of an event’s unfolding and its consequences, and an exploration of the dynamic relationship between the work and the viewer. The mechanisms and economics of these processes – the process of revealing and concealing, of construction and deconstruction, of appearance and disappearance – are the focus of this discussion (Track 1). Against the backdrop of an increasingly mobile culture, participants discuss physical co-presence as a common space of mutual experience.