The burden of selfhood

Amy Rae Fox, Stefani Byrd, Sarah Ciston, Fernanda Aoki Navarro, Heidi Kayser

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Abstract

The Burden of Selfhood is an interdisciplinary performance artwork exploring the intersection of feminism, identity and technology. By connecting methods from cognitive science, music, poetry, video and performance art, we investigate the experience of viewing and being viewed as a gendered body. Technology has accelerated the recursive gaze to the point that we continually perform and project back onto each other our internalized expectations for unattainable perfection. This poly-vocal performance uses large-scale data visualizations and live performers to make explicit both the collective gaze and the implicit impact of being seen. Select portions of the performance can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPk2JSt-e9Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1DXmiBU-3w.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationC and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages481-485
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359177
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event12th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, C and C 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2019Jun 26 2019

Publication series

NameC and C 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Creativity and Cognition

Conference

Conference12th ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, C and C 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/23/196/26/19

Keywords

  • Beauty
  • Experimental music
  • Eye-tracking
  • Feminism
  • Gaze
  • Identity
  • Makeup
  • Performance
  • Projection mapping
  • Self
  • Tutorial videos
  • Youtube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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