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Morrison, Andrew, Geska Helena Andersson, Robert Brecevic and Synne Skjulstad. 2009. Disquiet in the plasma. 18 pp.
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The metaphor of plasma is taken up to present and discuss movement and engagement by participants in mixed reality installation arts. Two works involving full body video portraits exhibited through large plasma screens in a variety of public settings are covered. Machinic mediations of video realism are considered in terms of embodied interaction in which viewer-participants contribute to the 'disquiet' of gendered figuring. Processural, proximal and personal aspects of responsive engagement are discussed. This is extended to performativity that may lead us to critical reflection of our own actions and responses in mixed reality arts. (Andrew Morrison, Geska Helena Andersson, Robert Brecevic and Synne Skjulstad)