Title: Torino:Margolis presents “Electric Body Interact”
Description: Admission:$5

A hands on interactive participatory performance by the artist/scientist collaborators Torino:Margolis who will provide the tools for the audience to hack into the performer’s innate electrical system. The first tool allows the audience to control the movement of the performer using neuromuscular stimulation, sending outside electricity into the performer’s muscle, forcing their muscle to contract and the performer to move involuntarily. The second tool involves electromyography (EMG), a way of sensing the electricity produced naturally during muscle contraction when an individual moves voluntarily. They will take this electrical signal and turn it into sound. When the performer is physically manipulated by another person (involuntarily) there is no electricity generated, no signal sensed by the EMG, and no sound is produced. In this way you can hear someone’s free will.

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2010-11-17