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Erotogod (2001-03)

Installations

An interactive audiovisual and sensoric installation by Stahl Stensli, Knut Mork Skagen, Asbjørn Flø and Trond Lossius. The spectator enters an alter, dressed in an interactive suit, and controls 3D video with text and sound spatialized using 16 channels.

EROTOGOD is a media art project that generates new stories of creation. The project elaborates on the sensual dimension of aesthetics by connecting advanced computer and interactive technologies to the body as a sensual interface. EROTOGOD’s dyna-text (dynamical text) has its origin in the written word, but translates the printed into corporal sensations. The emerging texts are synesthetic. They are expressed through three dimensional, liquid text, 16 channel immersive, real-time audio and a tactile bodysuit.

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The multisensorial output needs new ways of reading. The emerging texts can be read as fluid, reconfigured texts or they can be used to write sensual impressions on the users bodies. EROTOGOD is an installation that uses our sexual power (libido) as erotic and sensemanipulative stimulus. The installation uses the complementary parameters sex and religion.

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n real-time the installation utilizes the participant’s emotions and expressions to resynthesize, re-write religious myths of creation. These new stories can later be played back, felt and “written” further through the body interface. The installations body based interface replaces the screen and keyboard by active, sensual expressions. Here the body is used as keyboard – and monitor. Through the users absorption into the sensual reconfiguration, EROTOGOD manifests the restructuring and synthesizing of central text taken from the Old Testament, the New Testament and the Koran.

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Additional information on the work can be found at at the homepage of Ståle Stenslie.

Exhibited

Kunstkritikk.no wrote a review in November 2003.

Credits

Stahl Stenslie interface, physical installation, programming
Knut Mork Skagen 3D-graphics, programming
Asbjørn Flø sound, programming
Trond Lossius sound, programming
     
dd hardware, body suit design, etc.
Max Rheiner control interface
Siv Thorud body suit design
Thomas Jøndal control interface
Einar Øverenget contributions to overall concept

Supported by

Ultima, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Telenor, Norsk Kulturråd, Riksutstillinger, NoTAM, BEK and Atelier Nord.

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