System Error

A sound work for bodies and electronics

‘When seemingly stable boundaries (human/artificial, life/death, nature/culture) are displaced by technological innovation, other boundaries are more vigilantly guarded.’
Anne Balsamo

Tamara Saulwick and contemporary dance maker/sound designer, Alisdair Macindoe, join forces to make and perform, SYSTEM ERROR, a new sound work activated by the human body in space.

Through the use of electrical conductive tape, Macindoe has designed a system in which the performance space floor becomes a live audio mixing circuit which can be activated in real-time by the live bodies of the performers.  Working with a mashup of source materials from sic-fi cinema, SYSTEM ERROR examines our ongoing anxiety and preoccupation with control over/by artificial intelligence.

Supported by Arts House Listening Room residency.