The project, Opposing Views, by the artist team of Danielle Roney and Jeff Conefry, presents the visualization of conflict and debate through biofeedback, sensor driven, real time video programming.
How ideologies and emotions interrelate is examined within the context of conflict, with an emphasis on how the ideologies of the few impact the many. The construct of conflict takes shape in the form of public debate, between two citizen participants of opposing views. Biofeedback sensors create data based on their emotional fluctuations and translate that impact into real-time video distortions.
Presented on the media architectural façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, the project provides a dynamic spatial dialog between site, power structures and the examination of public debate to present new avenues of communicative infrastructures.
Examining the complexities of contemporary cultural tensions the project identifies with recent literary dialogues framed by the editors of eFlux, Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, and Anton Vidokle through the investigation of “two sides of a single, irreconcilable anxiety with regard to cultural tradition, the promises of modernism, and the shortcomings of both. From this singular vantage point, we can perhaps discern something like a primary limit—which can also be a raw material—guiding our very ability to produce, or even reflect, culture today.”
September 12 – October 9, 2011
Project screening: October 3-9, 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
The International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) Istanbul 2011 and the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb present, Dislocations, as part of the Official Parallel Program of the 12th Istanbul Biennial.
Curators Lanfranco Aceti and Tihomir Milovac
Partners: Borusan Muzik Evi and Kasa Gallery
Marijeta Karlovic | Vladimir Tatomir
Bella Rupena | Vanja Rudic
Opposing Views is made possible by the support of Possible Futures, the LUBO Fund, and the Patron Circle.
Catalog published by Leonardo Electronic Almanac.