The Light In The Room
Already Dead is a performative project I started working on a few months ago. My interest in camp, the occult and outsider art don’t always seem to match up with my involvement in new media and internet aware artworks, which situate themselves more in the realm of fine art, whether they are considered that by outside viewers or not. Distinctly analog vs. digital, I find this duality boring and obsolete - the two couldn’t exist without each other. In my performances, videos and music under the guise of Already Dead (a Heideggerian term used when one fears death, which is what I believe new technology is somewhat based on) I attempt to collide these opposing art dimensions into a new proposition. Death on the internet, life in feedback, the present becomes an amalgamation of technological artifacts and the metaphysical.
“Only if science exists on the basis of metaphysics can it achieve anew its essential task, which is not to amass and classify bits of knowledge, but to disclose in ever-renewed fashion the entire expanse of truth in nature and history.” - Heidegger
It is not so much a truth that I am after, but a phenomenological disclosure and formal synthesis, and perhaps a poetic gesture of being there. “The Light In The Room” is a webcam musical performance that evolves through the haunting narrative of digital light.