Representations of recombinant memory in interactive performance works: some recent examples
Faculty of Education and Arts
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
Modelling of human memory provides a potent framework for examining the complex and enigmatic nature of human perception. This paper examines three varied explorations of images of mind and memory in works involving live performers and technology by the multi-artform circus company skadada and composer Lindsay Vickery. It discusses the positioning of cognitive structures and their representations within a continuum of technological and human agents. Namely, elements and nodes with ‘mind-like’ characteristics situated within the human and machine interactions of a cybernetic performance. Three works are discussed: Red Yo-Yo (1995) by skadada, (2000) by Vickery and The Quick (2004) a collaborative work by the authors.