Digital Bodies

An Exhibition-Performance

Candid Arts Trust | 25.10.18

An interdisciplinary exhibition of Live Art, Music, Photography, Film and Fashion that asks you to consider, from Feminist and Queer perspectives, your relationship to Virtual Reality and Cybersex.

Curated by Crispin Lord
Artists Jonathan Packham, Jake Elwes, Kate Davis, Jack Goode, Crispin Lord
In Partnership with And What? Queer Arts Festival

“This immersive artistic presentation pushed the boundaries of experiential performance art.” - FAD Magazine

In a world first, composer Jonathan Packham demonstrated his 360-degree VR performance scores in three mesmerising new pieces that combine movement, voice, cello, and live electronics: untitled (threshold), SECRET ANIMALS, and untitled (THEY).

A pioneer in the intersection of Art and Technology, Slade School of Art graduate Jake Elwes showed ‘Machine Learning Porn’, his astonishing piece that uses Artificial Intelligence to  re-engineer Yahoo's explicit content model and generate a 12-minute AI porn fantasy video loop.

Bespoke tailor and LCF graduate Jack Goode presented a selection of their provocative, Queer designs that draw on androgyny and fetishwear as inspiration.

Multimedia artist Kate Davis presented part of her acclaimed series Logging Onto Love, which encourages us to question our ethics in relation to robotics and artificial intelligence and addresses a crucial topic in contemporary feminism, that of ‘robotic’ and ‘cyber’ women.

Photos: Jasmine Darlington