Looking for participants!
A little update for some of you who might remember the previous post on designing apparatus. To briefly walk you through, my project puts more emphasis on therapeutic/metaphysical aspects that surgical practice (subdermal ones in particular) holds aside from its techno-progressive ethics grounded solely in the practicalness of cybernetic device and pursuit of linear enhancement. Based on further research & a couple more chats with implanters, I spotted growing necessity of self-awareness of the procedure and the consequence followed, so I am now leading the project to develop a way to prolong the procedure borrowing methodology from the mundane rituals, such as marriage ceremony or ceremonies at ritual places, in which people engaged become under the influence of maximally sanctified significance of the event throughout the prolonged duration that could otherwise have been temporary and time-limited. With full understanding that this area has been devoid of spiritual interventions or myths, the methodology is only to posit alternative situation. Prolongation will be done by breaking down the acts involved and disperse them within the site so that moving on to the next step inevitably requires physical relocation of the site and therefore temporal pause followed in between.
As situational narration is key structure, I am going to hire a venue and set up the tables and props I designed in which actual procedure will be done and filmed. I am now looking for an implantee/implanter who is willing to take part in this shooting and most importantly give feedback on the project. Questions about additional information (procedure and resource cost will be covered) are more than welcome and there will be a little polite reward for participation. Wink... Looking forward to hearing from any volunteers!
p.s Drop me an email to: [email protected]
To give you more clues to solidify the idea of dispersing spots and relocating sites of broken down acts, this is an example of The Old Operating Theatre in London where the relevant surgical furniture coloured grey, are distributed within a broader operating zone compared to the average studio places, enlarging and expanding the route of the implanter. Even though it's hard to say that the furniture pieces here contributed to prolonging the duration or evoking self-awareness due to their distinct and straightforward purpose of serving pragmatic uses, analysing this site plan gave me a glimpse of the upcoming scattered configuration of the artifacts I will come up with.
Oh and I'm based in London but the shooting location hasn't been fixed yet. (Highly likely an abandoned Victorian power plant in UK tho)