An exhibition by Max Lauter and Jonathan Peck at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY. A live performance and installation featuring original real-time video processing, sculpture, painting, improvisational dance, and musical performance.
Music by Matt Garrison. Dance by Natalie Walters, Sylvana Tapia, and Tommaso Petrolo.
Through a playful exchange of characteristics between subjects and objects, this exhibition explores how decisions that are made in interactive moments allow for new creative modes and aestheticized communication.
Who is the object and what is subject? What is the object and who is the subject? How might a machine see, or interpret motion, sound, light, and in turn draw, paint, or build for the aesthetic of other machines rather than human counterparts?
These objects, as sculptures are understood only through the consequence of our interaction with them. The three scenes, represented by primary colors, are the product of a complex and empathetic engagement with material: a physical manifestation of geometry; a scalable reflection of human proportion and action; an aesthetic partitioning of embodied subjects into objects.
As a scenario for interaction, the participants have experience of this new system. However, the participants are creating the objects’ history as much as the object is creating a history for the persons involved – they each exchange a trace in the system, to be presented within its components after they are gone.
The present affords every entity a concurrent reality. An experience of consciousness, organic or digital, offers a sensibility that is inimitable, potentially incommunicable, yet unique in its existence.