Saturday 9 Oct 6.30pm - doors open 5.30pm
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BLOODBATH is a collaborative distributed artwork by Bump Projects in
association with the Sydney Roller Derby League. BLOODBATH features
five artists - Linda Dement, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Kate Richards,
Francesca da Rimini and Sarah Waterson. At an all girl flat track
roller derby game, sensors on the helmets of players feed data to the
five artworks, generating digital elaborations of the moves and
collisions on track.
All girl flat track roller derby is a raucous, irreverent game that
usually results in minor injuries. It runs in bouts of 30 minutes,
each bout being made up of 2 minute ‘jams’ in which one member of each
team, the ‘jammer’, attempts to pass the pack and so score points.
For Bloodbath, the packs also have a virtual life, from robust
wireless sensors (wiimotes) installed on the heads of players,
collision, speed and rotational information is sent to a server and
from there, on to data driven artworks. The artists are making their
artworks live on site, in real-time, and these are projected as the
game is played out.
Bloodbath builds on investigations into our human tendency towards,
and attraction to, violence - these trajectories creating
technological elaborations of our delighted riveted engagement in
battle and its dynamics of attack, revenge, defence, collapse,
victory, deceit and subterfuge. The artists will be working with
digital manifestations of speeding flesh and programmed digital
activity. These works both follow and break the rules, embodying the
generative repercussions of a fracas.
Artists: Linda Dement, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Kate Richards, Francesca da
Rimini, Sarah Waterson Producers: Linda Dement, Kate Richards Original
idea: Linda Dement Technical development: Mr. Snow, House of Laudanum
Publicity: Deborah Turnbull, New Media Curation