Loving the Alien: Breaking Boundaries with Machines and Fish

Garden Street: Lower Level

Southworth and Ziporyn talk about their work with musical robots, Van de Graaff generators, and new underwater explorations. Their work with Ensemble Robot and the Museum of Science in the mid 2000s changed conceptions about human performers working with machines. Recently, they’ve been performing immersive works for them, as soloists, with video and electronics, exploring world music traditions, sounds from space, and becoming more involved in environmental art. They will talk about their upcoming project exploring the 9 coral reefs of the American National Park system.