When I tell you I have memory loss, you’ll likely say “I forget things all the time! A name, my keys, where I parked, constantly.”
But do you remember being a sticky wild-eyed kid? Or maybe you have a story from your early 20s you love to tell, laced with seedy details.
I have none of that. Instead of biological memory, I have been experimenting with alternative archives. Part material – paper paint, video, audio, sketchbook, and ink. Part math – assistive intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning.
Come in. I’ll show you around.
|Thu, 10.09.2020, 13:45 – 14:55||Ars Electronica Voyages Channel|
|Sun, 13.09.2020, 4:50 – 5:00||Ars Electronica Gardens Channel|
|Sun, 13.09.2020, 13:15 – 13:25||Ars Electronica Selection Channel|
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
These video commissions are co-funded by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union under the S+T+ARTS initiatives Regional STARTS Centers.
M Eifler (US) is an artist and researcher working in embodied / spatial interactions, speculative archives, and computational prosthetics. As a vocal disabled, non-binary and queer white person, their anti-disciplinary work explores ecotones, in-betweens, chimeras, and grey areas. Working in a collage of painting, performance, sculpture, video and VR / AR technology, they center process over product, discovery over refinement.
They have exhibited work or performed at TED, Exploratorium, SFMoMA, YBCA, Wattis, XOXO, Smithsonian Institution and Kennedy Center.