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Galaxy S5: Enter the Beast

Lisa Stewart
video performance, 11min
2015

A set of exercises for retraining one's presence within the gravitational force field of a smart phone.
Performed to a soundscape created from sampled notification alerts found on the Samsung Galaxy S5, the exercises attempt to recondition the mind/body against distraction. The work creates a meditative practice that draws its choreography from WhatsApp emoticons, letting the gestures of various emojis morph and flow throughout the body.