As contemporary dance and media art advances into the 21st century, the divide between the real and virtual is evaporating at a rapid pace. Whether commenting on and experimenting with artificial intelligence, interactive technologies, or making use of motion capture and related animation techniques, dance and media artists are using technology to explore the body in dynamic reflection and interaction with its digitized other. In the wake and crest of such advances, notions of identity dissolve and emerge in algorithmic and projected forms.
Artists: Digital Incarnate, Luftwerk, Open Ended Group, Synchronous Objects, Troika Ranch
Academic Partners: Co-presented by The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media and featuring pioneering new media works by artists in or connected to The Dance Center's 2009-2010 season, Digital Incarnate: The Body, Identity, and Interactive Media will investigate how notions of the body and identity come into play in human and digital (re)incarnation.