The Alices (Walking): A Sculptural Opera and Fashion Show
Eyebeam in Collaboration with Moving Image Art Fair
A piece by Claudia Hart and composer Edmund Campion
8 March 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Center for New Music and Audio Technology, University of California, Berkeley
KOREA SOJU HWAYO, INC.
Introducing Alice’s Website Dresses a collection of 5 sculptural wearables featuring a custom augmented-reality application by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes with poetic text animations by Claudia Hart evolved from Lewis Carroll’s original Alice in Wonderland by using special Spinabook software designed by Alon Zouartez (http://spinabook.com/).
Music, sound, narration, custom interactive software, created and performed by Edmund Campion.
The Alices Performed by Nayand Blake, Claudia Hart, Joon Lee, Julie Robinson and Adrian Saich with Edmund Campion on grand piano.
The Alices (Walking) is a sculptural opera in the guise of an experimental fashion show about the breakdown between the natural and the technological and the melding of identities between machines and people. It is a performance about cloning, duplication, mutation and transformation, and therefore about death andrebirth and the ambivalent desire by human beings for eternal life.