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Marco Donnarumma lists at marcodonnarumma.com
Thu Feb 4 03:32:05 AEDT 2016

Dear all,

here's Marco, I'm a performer, computational sound artist and writer. I
perform with, and write about, human bodies, sound and machines and the
politics of their relation.

I have been reading the list with great interest for the past two or three
years, chimed in once, if I remember correctly.
Here's a bit about me:

// Research

I'm about to defend my PhD thesis at Goldsmiths, University of London,
under the supervision of Atau Tanaka and Matthew Fuller.

My research focusses on corporeality and computation for sound performance
and body art. With corporeality I refer to the physiological,
phenomenological and cultural basis of embodied practices. I have a
multidimensional approach to research which brings together sound art,
cultural and philosophical studies of the body, and human-computer

My thesis proposes the notion of *configuration* as an analytical device
and a blueprint for artistic creation. Configuration defines the
relationship of the human being and technology as one where they affect
each other’s properties through a continuous, situated negotiation. In
musical performance, this involves a performer’s intuition, cognition, and
sensorimotor skills, an instrument’s material, musical and computational
properties, and sound’s vibrational and auditive qualities.
I contend that particular configurations in musical performance reinforce,
alter or disrupt societal criteria against which human bodies and
technologies are assessed.

more in detail: http://marcodonnarumma.com/research/themes/

// Works

My latest performance, CORPUS NIL
<http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/corpus-nil>, creates a tense
choreographic interchange between a performer and an autonomous machine
using human bioelectrical and bioacoustic signals. 0-INFINITY
<http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/0-infinity> is a monumental architecture
of infrasound vibrations, audible sounds and high-powered lights morphing
in response to biosignals and movement data from the visitors’ bodies. In
OMINOUS <http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/ominous> and MUSIC FOR FLESH II
<http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/music-for-flesh-ii> I play interactive
music by amplifying sounds from my body. The installation NIGREDO
<http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/nigredo> induces visitors in altered
states of self-perception by feeding sounds from their bodies back to their
skulls and bones. The sculptural object SEPTIC
<http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/septic> physicalises digital viruses in
the body.

I'm now in the process to gather funds and partners for a long-term project
focused on live, physical performance of human beings and autonomous
machines: machines that possess cognitive and sensorimotor skills, embodied
in robots or computational systems.

// Misc

I love to tour, doing it regularly since about 8 years. I'm an open source
/ open hardware advocate.
Have a company base in NYC and Berlin, XTH <http://www.xth.io/>, Inc.,
making open bioexpressive instruments for creators.
Won a number of awards and grants, all detailed on my website.

hope this was not too long,
wishing you well,

Marco Donnarumma
Performer, body tinkerer, teacher and writer.
#soundandmusic #biotech #freeculture
EAVI - Goldsmiths, University of London
Portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com
Research: http://res.marcodonnarumma.com

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Renate Terese Ferro <rferro at cornell.edu>

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Hi all,  Just a note that we are keeping the January discussion board open
> until Wednesday.  For those of you who have not posted you current projects
> and bios please feel free to do so.  On Wednesday we will open a new
> discussion up "Across borders and networks: migrants, asylum seekers, or
> refugee? Moderated by Ana Valdes (UR, SW) and Ricardo
> Dominguez.  Looking forward to that.  Renate
> Renate Ferro
> Cornell University
> College of Architecture, Art and Planning
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