Jan Rozman: DIGITAL 1.5
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study / installation
The project digital 1.5 is a series of five performative events exploring touch. Each event is an attempt to read and experience the world haptically, employing digital logic to approach the physicality and to practice intimacy with each other. The selected group of bodies establishes contact with other bodies in space – bodies of performers, the body of the space, the sound body and the bodies of technological objects. The latter are an increasingly important interface of our exchange with the world. Using them, digital 1.5 questions the mediatization of closeness. By applying the solid digital logic of the devices and their software to the soft organic bodies of people it speculates about humans, who are not only a source of information but also a device for processing and storing data.
Touch in digital 1.5 is a way of communicating and a tool for meeting the other; it is digitized data and a medium of transmission at the same time. The project builds on the idea of the medium as given by Y. Citton in his book ‘The Ecology of Attention’. Citton describes the media as diffuse ecosystems, which do not solely represent reality but actively shape it. Thus, an ‘infrastructure of resonances that condition our attention’ is formed according to the ideas that ‘surround and fill us’. In this respect digital 1.5 is not looking for a loud performative gesture but tends to establish a space of visibility, or in Citton’s language, an environment of resonance for the increasingly marginalized and during the pandemic also transgressive practices of closeness and touch.
Artistic leadership: Jan Rozman
Performers: Beno Novak, Julija Pečnikar, Jan Rozman, Jerca Rožnik Novak, Mojca Sovdat, Liza Šimenc
Music: Luka Seliškar
Customs: Tanja Pađan / Kiss the Future
Video: Juš Jeraj
Photos: Nika Erjavec
Executive producer: Brigita Gračner
Produced by: Zavod Sploh