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18 May 2019 until 30 June 2019
Engima Bodytech is a new exhibition by Glasgow-based artist and filmmaker Kimberley O’Neill as part of Collective’s Satellites Programme.
This new film is an exploration of the interconnection between energy, technology and the body. Enigma Bodytech merges the machine and self in a circuitous visual relationship as it follows a female protagonist’s road trip through Californian desert and Silicon Valley, a place associated with the emergence of personalised technologies. During this journey, Kimberley records the filmic landscape in and from a car and captures audio from her own body.
For the film, Kimberley draws inspiration from Rudolph Wurlitzer’s Nog (1969) and Ann Quin’s Tripticks(1973), which use journey or road trip as an analogy for individual’s quests to disconnect from society and escape the self. In Enigma Bodyech, Kimberley questions how these countercultural narratives of the 1960-70s intersect with the development of machines, computing and network technologies.
Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland.