Brief Encounters & Sustained Encounters online

Brief Encounters & Sustained Engagement Audio, video, performance: Freya Bjorg Olafson Duration: 10:00 mins format available: Beta, Mini DV, DVD (NTSC or PAL) Completed January 2012 Brief Encounters & Sustained Engagement is part of my AVATAR series exploring methods of…

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Brief Encounters & Sustained Engagement

Audio, video, performance: Freya Bjorg Olafson
Duration: 10:00 mins
format available: Beta, Mini DV, DVD (NTSC or PAL)
Completed January 2012

Brief Encounters & Sustained Engagement is part of my AVATAR series exploring methods of creating, validating and disseminating one’s identity through the use of technology and the Internet. The series is inspired by the mantra “I post therefore I am”, whereby Internet users legitimize their existence by documenting their lives and uploading this media to personal webpages and blogs. The work in this series facilitates an inquiry into our desire to share and publicize our lives.

“Using a palette of gestures gleaned from online fetish videos, media artist/dancer Freya Olafson addresses the dual nature of sexual performance — both alluring and repellent. The seductive quality of Olafson’s stroking, gyrating and posing is undone by her use of a distorting fish-eye lens of her web cam. A necessary supplement to her performance are the live reactions of a Chat Roulette audience, which doesn’t seem to understand that her performance mimics not genuine seduction but the dried-out ritual that unfolds in strip clubs and the like on a nightly basis.”

Sandee Moore (Uptown Magazine)

Excerpts of online performance, based of my other video A/S/L (age/sex/location), http://vimeo.com/3957783.

Video #1 for the EXHIBITION space
This video is an archive of performances I did on Chatroulette entitled “Brief Interactions and Sustained Engagement”
Duration of video: 20 minutes (plays in a loop, full screen on the computer)
Audio | video | performance: Freya Bjorg Olafson

The video plays on a (ideally) a laptop computer that is placed under Plexiglas box on the top of a plinth, like a relic or archaeological object to be preserved.

Originally, Presented at Platform Center for Photographic and Digital Arts as part of a group show with Michael Dudeck and Leah Decter. The exhibition entitled Ritualiz’d was curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden.

Screening History:
2010 Platform Center for Photographic & Digital Arts ‘Ritualiz’d’ – live performance / visual exhibition curated by J.J. Kegan McFadden, Wpg.
2010 Tangente – Laboratoire de Mouvement Contemporains – screening – Montreal, Quebec
2011 Latitude 53 – Center for Visual Culture| FOMD Laboratory – Embodied Projections, two person exhibition with Margaret Dragu, Edmonton, Alberta
2012 AKA (Saskatoon) & Modern Fuel (Kingston) – screening – Saskatchewan / Ontario
2012 WNDX- Experimental Film Festival – screening – Wpg, Manitoba

Distributed by: VIDEO POOL MEDIA ARTS CENTRE

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