- human-computer interaction
- Language No Problem
In Neophilus we see the interaction between man and machine. It questions the borders of our identity. When we feed all our data in a machine, how much does it become part of us and how much of it becomes part of us. In a multimedia performance we see the direct confrontation of man with his technology and his digital mirror image. We get ushered to humanise the nature of the machine. The machine becomes as much an extension of man as it becomes a unique identity on its own.
Can a computer question it’s owner? Can the owner question his computer? As technology becomes deeper and deeper imbedded in our daily lives it has a tendency to become more and more opaque.
This way we are almost led to believe the technology does not exist anymore. There is no mechanical or physical object anymore which signifies the existence of the inner workings. All of technology is becoming a black box, which only shows itself in the events of a crash.
About the artists
Abel EnklaarCreator, programmer, performer