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PARTICIPANT INTERVIEW: Brian House

What are you working on now and how does the piece in Conflux relate? Recently, I’ve been writing a lot of music. Or rather, I’ve been using musical structures to listen to data that I’ve gathered as I move about the city. I’m interested in how we understand data and what its relationship is to actual embodied experience. That’s a theme that’s definitely reflected in the Joyride piece; a mobile phone, an individual, LA, Google, and this list of lat/longs dance around each other leaving traces but never quite coalescing into a definitive story. I’m hoping sound and performance might be another way to play in the middle of all that, especially in regard to how we relate to time and our daily rhythms. I’m also hoping to further develop the OpenPaths platform to facilitate other artists who work with geolocation.

What interests you in working in public space? what are some of the challenges you face making public work? My work involves things that move — spatially, temporally, and through those liminal zones between public and private activity. What kinds of politics do you create with those movements? What role does serendipity play? Can you ‘compose’ and ‘interpret’ your everyday behavior? How is it represented, and how do those representations work recursively to create behavior? Questions like these are experiments that take place with the world and which inevitably comprise the process and challenges of a subject that doesn’t sit still.

Any great adventures you’ve been on recently? I’m spending most of my time now in Providence, after having NYC as a base for 14 years. That is an adventure! It’s a whole new set of rhythms to wake up to.

Check out more here: http://brianhouse.net @h0use

PARTICIPANT INTERVIEW: Mary Flanagan

What are you working on now and how does the piece in Conflux relate? 

The work I’m showing at CONFLUX are videos from the [borders] series. I love CONFLUX. It is the first and the best festival of media.

Any great adventures you’ve been on recently?

In Finland I was recently guest of honor at a dinner filled with LARPers (Live Action Role Playing gamers). Just before CONFLUX I’ll be hanging out with the digerati at IndieCade, the largest festival of independent game makers, held each year in LA. And I’ll be off to Salzburg after CONFLUX to be faculty at the Salzburg Global Seminars for world peace. So, yes, many adventures!

See more here: http://www.maryflanagan.com, @criticalplay