You, Copiphora gorgonensis
2020, meditative experience for solo participant and laptop [60']
16/07/21 - exhibited online as part of VIRTUALLYREALITY SS21: The Long Triumph (Manchester, UK).
26/06/21 - trailer exhibited @ ZKM as part of ne(x)t generation 8.5 (Karlsruhe, DE).
17/02/21 - exhibited in documentary form @ FACT Liverpool (Liverpool, UK).
29/12/20 - streamed online as part of Chaostrawler @ Gängeviertel (Hamburg, DE).
19/10/20 - premiered by FACT online as part of 'FACT Together' (Liverpool, UK).
Experience the work here.
'You, Copiphora gorgonensis' is an hour-long meditative experience for online audience focusing on interspecies relationships, psychoacoustics and presence.
Over five stages, participants undergo a metamorphosis into Copiphora gorgonensis, a grasshopper-like insect that - despite 650 million years of evolutionary divergence - miraculously shares our human inner ear structure. Listening, insectoid body-modding and time travel are used to position the interconnected sounding present within the vastness of space and evolutionary time.
Concept, script, audio/video, webpage, cover art - MICHAELBRAILEY
Narration, electric guitar, dramaturgical support - Callum Coomber
Additional dramaturgical support - Rosalind Ridout
Set-up diagram - Ryan Huff
Trailer participants - Irini Aravidou, Juan Manuel Jaramillo, Tam Thi Pham
Commissioned by FACT (Liverpool, UK) for FACT Together. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and funded by Liverpool City Council.