Memory Flesh 2.0:

A Micro Media Record

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"Memoryflesh 2.0" is an assemblage of media montages--driven by live "fake suturing" performances--that imply a variety of stories about the human genome's emergence as a voice of scientific authority. The project's purpose is to generate a concrete, bodily response to a disembodied, public process.

"Memoryflesh 2.0" records the social drama surrounding the completion of the Human Genome Project and brings the sciences’ focus on DNA sequencing--the ultimate data body--to the fore. While little is understood about the practical labor and procedures used in the sequencing of DNA, the authority it wields is seen in the public imaginary eveywhere.

Ludin challenges the notion that DNA is the kernel that determines our individual selves, from body to mind. She records live motion--through a bend sensor interfacing with MAX--in order to generate a combination of events that trigger, assemble, and mix media from an online database. Ludin’s fake suture assembly sessions will be broadcast via streaming audio and video and then archived with the online database of source material, collected.
Stay tuned for future performances.

"Memoryflesh 2.0: a Micro Media Record" is a 2004 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation. Sensor development provided by Harvestworks Artist In Residence program.

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