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Reva Stone – Portal Revisited 2019

August 9 - September 7
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, 100 Arthur (2nd/3rd Floor)
Winnipeg, R3B 1H3
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August 9 – September 7 2019 Opening Reception: Friday August 9, 2019 – 7pm Poolside Gallery Portal Revisited 2019 is a revision of a responsive installation work that was begun in 1999 but wasn’t completed until this year. It uses iPhone 4’s to investigate how networked devices for human communication have dramatically transformed the intersections between our bodies, our consciousness and our machines. The phones are programmed to perform a series of specific behaviours that give them the appearance of sentience. The use of recorded audio and video, rotating motors, video capture to evolve the content, and the phone’s accelerometer for touch response all add to the illusion of consciousness. The cell phones behave as nodes in a multi-agent system, ...

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