Lucy Pawlak and The Institute of Immaterialism present:
Arriving Without Leaving
(Guaranteed Happy Ending)
Researching Critical Distance in Augmented Reality
March, 27, 2013
6:30 – 8.30pm Toronto / 8pm – 10pm Fogo Island
Experiments in video conferencing co-hosted by Fogo Island Arts and Art Metropole, Toronto.
Augmented reality has a special kind of darkness, for (as with consciousness itself), how can we see it if we see right through it? Arriving Without Leaving explores strategies for collectively breaking down and reconstructing the architectures of transmission, the production of space and the scripting of experience. Working with the apparatus, this event combines audiovisual technologies with the concept of transception (transmission and reception) to create a Brechtian Verfremdungseffekt / distancing effect – “Being” at one remove) from the immersive technologies themselves. An arrangement of reflexive critical discussion will swing between immersion and estrangement to produce a “Third Space” beyond the screen.