amazon talk is a speech about child, technology and undaunted earthly territories. It engages itself with what is being-raised-by other species, going out with technologies that are not entirely themselves and inspecting the powers of artificial bodies and things that happen in nonhuman interfaces. The talk is a try to read the accumulated materials and body-thought-processes from a journey with Karin Demuth and Hanno Demuth in 2013 at the Amazon region in Colombia.
The performance-video-talk seeks to be an invitation to explore the notion of interface in software vision, skin, and children. The talk is divided into three tangled narratives: one the social mode of traveling that includes the child—the opposite of the lonely masculine traveler—based on a personal experience in a trip to Amazon in Colombia with Karin Demuth and her three years old boy Hanno; second a multi-headed reading of technologies of interfacing within computer culture and the surface of the jungle; and third a visual representation of the highly technical images recorded by Kinect infrared 3D-scanner/motion-detector. The result of the visualization is a heavily glitchy image, which aims in the performance to link the spatial practice to the perceived and the representational spaces to the real. The recording of the walking in the rain-forest as spatial and physical experience is thus dematerialized and has acquired a digital character. The dense and hot environment of the Amazon is replaced by an abstract graphic structure, thus bringing a new way to learn understanding the locality of the walk. The noise and the randomness of the technical coloring the surface of the jungle provoke an aesthetic fascination, and an appropriation of the impossible image of the forest.