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Allison Alford: Moving in the Technium

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Moving in the Technium © Allison Alford
Allison Alford: Moving in the Technium
Curated by: Jeff Chabot

218 N Promenade
Long Beach, CA 90802
April 7th, 2011 - April 30th, 2011
Opening: April 9th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://dblockprojects.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
long beach
EMAIL:  
info@dblockprojects.com
PHONE:  
949-290-1035
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, sculpture
COST:  
free!

DESCRIPTION

Los Angeles-based artist Allison Alford will present work in, Moving in the Technium, a solo show consisting of installation, video and performance opening April 9th at D-Block Projects, Long Beach, CA. In her work, Alford looks at human interactions with digital interfaces out of a curiosity of what happens within the human body while engaging a virtual environment. Body movements from rituals such as martial arts, dance, and bird mating are integrated with the use of iPhone apps, laptop touch pads, Microsoft’s Kinect and Nintendo's Wii Console. Within these interactions, Alford uses gestures to articulate the multi-faceted relationship between humans and digital devices, and explores the potential for presence and intimacy as mediated by technology.