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Corin Sworn at EMPAC

When: Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Working with domestic surveillance systems that claim to “tell a person from a thing,” artist Corin Sworn is in residence at EMPAC with two dancers to research the algorithms that purport to recognize “suspect” movement and gesture.

Using movement in order to test the “black-box” of the surveillance camera system, Sworn will choreograph a performance-installation that deliberately glitches the technology to reveal the system design. Through experimentation with frame-rate, speed, lighting conditions, and gesture, the artist utilizes the language of rehearsal to produce an aesthetic encounter that frames how these apparatus codify what is deemed neutral or natural.

Canadian artist Corin Sworn is based in Glasgow, Scotland, and works predominantly with moving image and performance.

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