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Live online performance: ‘Telematic Quarantine – telepresent stories of self [isolation]’

Event Date: Sat 07 Nov

Event Time: 6 PM

Event Location: Media & VR Studio and ONLINE

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In this new telematic commission for the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival 2020, UK based artist Paul Sermon will connect with audience participants at The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre and other remote artists, bringing them into his home in an uncanny telepresent encounter. Together they will share a space to perform, play and improvise, telling stories of self-isolation in a new found telematic intimacy that breaks free from the constraints of the video chat windows we have become accustomed to. Telematic Quarantine is a layered video environment and experience of domesticity, fantasy and dream in COVID times.

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PAUL SERMON
Paul Sermon is a telematic video artist and professor of visual communication at the University of Brighton in the UK.

“Since the early nineteen-nineties my work in the field of telematic arts explores the emergence of user-determined narratives between remote participants who are brought together within shared telepresent environments. Through the use of live chroma-keying, video projection and videoconference technology these geographically divided audience participants are composited live in intimate social spaces. This is essentially how all my installation projects function, where the public participant plays an integral part within these telematic experiments, whose engagement within them makes the ‘Work’ and their shared experiences of them creates the ‘Art’. As an artist I am both designer of the environment and instigator of the narrative, which I determine through the social and political context that I choose to play out these telematic encounters.”

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