DIGITAL DAWN, LUMINOUS VOICES
The exhibition installation is a space for exploring the sensuality of comforting wellness tools and the global quest for emotional knowledge and wellbeing. It stages the idea and concern of technology innovations for bringing back the sensual coexistence to our everyday lives. After the scientific revolution, the society was desensitized and desensualised, alchemical world view was replaced by the mind-body split, which led to many anxious and neurotic behavior. Healing lies in resurrecting the alchemical world view and bringing awareness to sensual, intuitive and emotional human facets.
The objects (animistic pillows resembling comfort companions, wellness beds and meditation pillows) in the exhibition space allow the visitors to rest on them and hug them, and immerse themselves in sonic and vocal resonances and spoken word utterances. Inspired by the idea of a post-work society, wellness culture and occult origins of technology, the exhibition is a space of experimentation with visual, sonic and spacial design elements, simulating a sensual healing place and a resurrection of alchemical archaic knowledge.
The performance combines costumes, sound, voice and movement. It employs two voices in mutual interplay to narrate a guided meditation session, guiding the viewers into visualization of a post-work future and the global quest for eternal happiness. Experimenting with sonic, linguistic and vocal registers, the performance evokes multiple effects across the gradient of consciousness and soothes the audience into a relaxing visualization of a mimetic and intuitive coexistence, digital transcendence and techno-telepathy.
Made in collaboration with sound artist Jesse Perlstein (NY) and vocalist Margje Ottevanger (NL).
DIGITAL DAWN, LUMINOUS VOICES
Performers: Agnes Momirski, Margje Ottevanger, Isis Cruz, Jesse Perlstein (sound)
Filmed by Niek Hage
Audio post: An3_at
Roodkapje Rotterdam, 2018
The soundtrack playing in the exhibition space, made in collaboration with Jesse Perlstein.
Today we're going to join a global movement towards happiness and emotional healing.
Our consciousness will begin expanding in all directions of time and space,
intuiting rather then thinking, listening rather then talking,
and begin perceiving time vertically rather then horizontally,
to establish a connection with all animate
and inanimate beings in techno kaleidoscopic mimesis and techno-telepathy.
On this journey we embrace empathic understanding and depart into
a world of wellbeing where dreams are not interrupted by pervasive
alerts and work demands, where minds can interconnect fluidly in telepathic awareness,
where our prophetic visions and intuitions can flow freely,
and our knowledge is exchanged instantly.
Through the semi-permeable membranes of this techno-world
we transcend and become aware of ourselves as vibrational sonic luminous energies
that are part of a large global consciousness.