Thursday, May 21, 2015

International Metabody Symposium a Big Success!

On May 7-9, 2015 the Z-Lab hosted an international symposium entitled:

Reversing Cybernetics - Queering Control: Media, 

Embodiment and the Politics of Indeterminancy
The symposium is part of the International Metabody Forum 2015. 
METABODY is a 5-year project starting July 2013, with the support of the European Commission and the participation of 38 partners from 16 countries, coordinated by Reverso.

The symposium allowed various artists, scholars, engineers, and performers to come together in a variety of ways. We shared workshops, a panel discussion, and performances. Neil Marcus and friends shared a moving performance on Saturday morning, which had many of us re-considering and re-naming "dis"ability within technologically rich performance. Rama Gottfried, Teoma Narcatto and John MacCallum, Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts with Ian Heisters, Sheldon Smith and Lisa Wymore, Jaime del Val, and Robert Wechsler all shared excerpts from their recent creative inquiries and explorations.

Photos and videos will be posted soon to the media page.

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