sampling the classic horror movie, "Nosferatu" by F.W. Murnau (1922),
these shockwave applets test one model of interactivity in which the
interpretive process of cinematic editing coincides with the time of viewing.
At a central moment of "Nosferatu", a threshold is crossed, into the
'land of phantoms'. That threshold (of horror) resonates with the idea
of the computer interface itself. Thus, the interactive setting for
"Nosferatu" invokes a problematic, unsettling metaphor for the interface
- both cybernetic and social.
presented Muscle and Blood Piano, experimental software for moving-image
performance, at the Wisconsin Film Festival, the 2001 "Ready to..."
conference in Prague, Czech Republic; and the 2002 European Media Art
Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. Her website - www.wildernesspuppets.net
- includes downloadable software as well as interactive applets. During
2001-03 she is Visiting Artist in Digital Media at Smith College, Northampton,