Role- Director, lead performer, choreographer, creative technologist, 3d modeling
The MODEL is a mixed reality performance exploring the relationship between the physical and virtual body. It explores the expansion of identity through avatar embodiment. The industrial revolution has influenced a mind-body paradigm that views the body as a means exploited by the mind. VR is our imaginations' newest technological prosthetic broadening our ability to create forms of presence and labor.
This work explores VR's ability to change bodies and genders without anatomical intervention. It interrogates the necessity, as biological creatures, for maternal and paternal figures and the counterpoint between the individual as an autocratic creator vs. our innate genetic, historical, and digital inheritance.