You, Copiphora gorgonensis

2020, meditative experience for solo participant and laptop [60']

02/08/21 - performed live with Callum Coomber @ Hauptsache Frei (Hamburg, DE).

(cancelled) 25/07/21 - performed live with Callum Coomber as part of VIRTUALLYREALITY SS21: The Long Triumph (Manchester, UK).

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).

22/10/20 - streamed online plus Q&A with Callum Coomber and Maitreyi Maheshwari of FACT Liverpool (Liverpool, UK)

19/10/20 - premiered by FACT online as part of 'FACT Together' (Liverpool, UK).
 

Experience the work here.

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'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. 

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Credits:

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.

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