Gyroscopic Televisions

Utilizing a system of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmitters connected to accelerometers, CRT Televisions become active transmitters for spatial data that triggers video manipulations programmed in original MaxMSP patching. The TV’s are being developed as devices for choreography to be used in collaboration with Rosie Trump, a scholar, dancer and video artist, who considers feminism, class, and the embodiment of these issues in relationship to our bodies on video. Merging our two practices, we explore recent philosophy from Jean-Luc Nancy and his 58 Indices on the Body as source material for movement scores and triggers for movement that direct what we do with these televisions, which in turn direct what to do with our bodies. Producing MIDI data and the moving image the TV is at once a transmitter, a receiver, an instrument, a choreographer, and a prop.