by Ken Feingold on April 19, 1997 at 13:19:29:
In Reply to: anthropomorphizing the machine posted by benjamin weil on April 11, 1997 at 18:22:28:
: it seems like, in your work, you often refer to the human body when it comes incarnating technology. I was wondering whether you could elaborate on that...
Yes, that's an interesting place to start - thanks for your question.
Technology has no independent self-existence. Rather, I see it, if we can speak about an "it", as a form of self-representation, and a representation of our imagination itself. For me, the body is the fundamental reference point for the "interactive" work, as that is, for the moment, how we can express ourselves and transform matter.
Actually, I'm in an Internet cafe in Amsterdam, on my way to an exhibition at the Hans Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, which will include my work "The Surprising Spiral". It's an historical survey of interactive works, curated by Soke Dinkla. It will also include works by Cage, Raushenberg, Paik, Mirage, Shaw, and others. It will be open from April 27 through June 15.
When I get back to New York on May 2, I'll be very happy to continue the conversation. e-mail on the road in Europe is a sometimes thing - so it will be difficult for me to get online again until then.