Event – Digital Tattoo

WHAT IF OUR ONLINE INFORMATION WERE DIGITAL TATTOOS?

WHAT WOULD YOURS SAY ABOUT YOU?

WOULD YOU WISH FOR THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN?

It has been proposed that our digital information will last longer than we will ourselves in the flesh. The average person spends 8 hours and 41 minutes per day on electronic devices, over 313 million people use Twitter and over 400 million people use Instagram everyday.

Today because of this, we all have a digital tattoo, an unconscious data trail which will outlive ourselves in the flesh. Though we are regularly told about the potential risks of participating online, we often choose to ignore the inherent consequences of this in favour of social gratification, convenience and shareability.

Katie Dale-Everett Dance is a cross-genre digital dance artists who makes work that explores and questions the increasingly digitalised society we live in.

The programme:

Digital Tattoo is a live interdisciplinary work that mixes dance with interactive projection. The work exposes the permanence of our online actions and questions the identity of both the physical and virtual self.

Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1 is a three minute, choreographic art film combining dance, animation and sound and is inspired by the Right to be Forgotten law, exploring the permanence of personal online data. The film aims to encourage its viewer to reflect upon their own unconscious, permanent data trail that we all generate through our online activity, unescapable in this increasingly digitalised world.

Conversations About the Digital is an audio interactive work that instructs its participants to answer questions and to carry out simple tasks in connection to their own individual thoughts around and interaction with the digital. The work also reveals and brings together reflections on the digital by both Digital Immigrants (those born before the boom of digital technology) and Digital Natives (those born post digital boom) sharing their concerns and thoughts around privacy, control, identity, interaction and The Right to Be Forgotten. Please bring a smartphone with you if you wish to take part.

Further venue details can be found here: www.circleartscentre.com

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