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Galaxy S5 - Enter the Beast

Lisa Stewart
video documentation of physical performance for a computer's eye, 10min

A series of reconditioning exercises in deep emoji to help find presence.

Set within a soundscape created from sampling notification alerts and alarms found on the Samsung Galaxy S5, the piece looks at presence and distraction in contemporary society.
Exploring the gravitational pull of smart phones and their increasingly complex relationship with the body.

The work creates a meditative physical practice that draws its choreography from WhatsApp emoticons, letting the gestures of various emoji morph and flow through the body. This practice looks at reconditioning the body (using language from the smart phone) to find total presence within a field of noises and iconography that typically pull our focus.

Galaxy S5 - Enter the Beast - Set III from Lisa Stewart on Vimeo.